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[whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 04:43:51 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706190443240.26929@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> 
> Other browsers can also use <!DOCTYPE html> as an indication to stop 
> applying certain hacks which make them diverge from standards in favor 
> of interoperability with IE.

I've specified DOCTYPE sniffing in the spec now, and that indeed covers 
this suggestion.

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