Re: [cssom-view] Why is body's offsetParent null ?

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:53:53 +0200, Alan Gresley <>  
> So I guess your saying that all implementors will forever want to  
> support quirks mode?

Yes. :-(

> Wasn't the Doctype switch introduced as a means to move towards a more  
> stand complaint mode (leaving the mistakes of the pass behind). CSS0M  
> will be used by implementation now (2008) into the future. Quirks mode  
> belong in the pass along with implementations being fuzzy wuzzy with  
> poor or ignorant coding from authors. As you have said on your blog.
> "They have introduced a new way to trigger standards mode that is not  
> compatible with any other browser. In Internet Explorer 8 you can  
> trigger standards mode using a Microsoft specific meta element. All  
> other browsers will render the page in quirks mode."
> Quirks mode in IE is very different from quirks mode in other  
> implementations. Standard mode in IE8 is very similar to the other  
> implementations quirks modes as oppose to old IE quirks mode.
> This leaves one question. What quirks mode do you think you have to  
> emulate with CSSOM?

Quirks mode as defined by HTML 5, as indicated in the draft:

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2008 16:58:35 UTC