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

From: Keryx Web <webmaster@keryx.se>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 12:26:12 +0100
Message-ID: <45F295D4.5080905@keryx.se>
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> There would be replies if your idea was incomplete or controversial, but actually it seems like everyone
> agrees. What worries me is whether there is a chance that Microsoft 
actually does what's
> suggested (and whether someone in Microsoft who is in position to influence this 
decision
> actually finds out about this idea and gets convinced).
> 

So, has anyone mailed Molly H? Isn't she supposed to work with standards 
compliance issues within MS?

Personally I think the best route to go for MS is to fix all bugs and 
make "Standards Compliance Mode" truly compliant. And perhaps mimic FFox 
and have an "almost compliance mode" for transitional doctypes, behaving 
the same way as FFox of course when they see one.

Let's not give MS an excuse to keep behaving badly with HTML 4.01 and 
XHTML 1!


Lars Gunther
Received on Saturday, 10 March 2007 03:26:12 UTC

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