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Re: standard out of the box (was: IE Blog: Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone)

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:25:57 -0800
Message-Id: <B46F7ECF-54C0-4A40-857E-38F25D1ECE1B@comcast.net>
Cc: "Paul Nelson (ATC)" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, www-style Style <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Federico Bianco Prevot" <nocturndragon@gmail.com>

On Dec 20, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Federico Bianco Prevot wrote:

> You could be using DOCTYPE as every other major browser does, and  
> if that happen to break a web application or page, (which has the  
> right DOCTYPE but expect a non-standard mode to work well), you  
> could solve it in this way:
> Keep a list of sites the user wants to display in quirks mode no  
> matter what. With a simple add button or menu item "Revert to  
> quirks (or conservative or whatever you want to call it) mode for  
> this site".
> This would easily solve large organizations' web applications and  
> intranets problems.

That puts the onus on the user to make a choice in order to get the  
right rendering, and it may not always be obvious to them which mode  
to be in for maximum compatibility or rendering fidelity. I would  
rather give that choice to the author.

> This strangely reminds me of Firefox's IE tab extension philosophy.
> On Dec 20, 2007 11:51 PM, Paul Nelson (ATC) <  
> paulnel@winse.microsoft.com> wrote:
> If large users don't rapidly convert their content because it would  
> cost them millions of Dollars or Euros and a large amount of time,  
> a measured approach to migration is the best course to take. My  
> guess is that because a number of large organizations are involved  
> in the W3C they are moving eventually.

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