[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Petrazickis wrote:
> Wouldn't authors need to use an HTML4 or an XHTML doctype specifically 
> to trigger the standards mode in IE6? In that case, specifying a doctype 
> of our own would be counter-productive to the goal of compatibility with 
> IE6.

<!DOCTYPE HTML> triggers standards mode.

> Perhaps we need to specify that any DOCTYPE will be ignored when there 
> is an <html version="5.0"> present.

That would work if we could ditch the DOCTYPE altogether, but we can't, as 
that would trigger quirks mode in legacy browsers.

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