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[whatwg] The new content model for <details> breaks rendering in MSIE5-7

From: Remco <remco47@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:06:57 +0200
Message-ID: <36a11a3a0910140306x6cf04ed3tcc1da5c977c9e2e3@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 05:41, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> As far as I can see the options are as follows:
>
> ?1. Drop support for <details> and <figure> for now, revisit it later.
>
> ?2. Use <legend>, and don't expect to be able to use it in any browsers
> ? ?sanely for a few years.
>
> ?3. Use <dt>/<dd>, and don't expect to be able to use it in old versions
> ? ?of IE without rather complicated and elaborate hacks for a few years.
>
> ?4. Invent a new element with a weird name (since all the good names are
> ? ?taken already), and don't expect to be able to use it in IE without
> ? ?hacks for a few years.
>
> I am not convinced of the wisdom of #4. I prefer #2 long term, but I see
> the argument for #3.

So what you'd expect is that #3 would take about 4 years to completely
fix itself, and #2 would take about 5 years. With such a small
difference, I'd just choose the best option in the long term.

-- 
Remco
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 03:06:57 UTC

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