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Re: Registering the about: URI scheme

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 07:51:51 +0100
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uoelcph7idj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:59:40 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> The main difference I see is the mode (quirks vs no-quirks) that should  
> be
> used by default. My assumption has been that we need a quirks-mode
> about:blank (also handled by the empty string).

I've only found one bug in Opera that would be solved by using quirks mode for about:blank, but that bug would also be solved by using <div> instead of <p> as default block in designMode.

The bug was that when you press enter you get a linebreak before the first line (i.e. a P was inserted and it gets a top margin).

So, while 3 out of 4 browsers use quirks mode, using standards mode doesn't actually Break the Web, AFAICT.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 06:52:44 UTC

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