Quirks Mode (was: Re: CSS WG - Pulling Back the Curtains)

On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 09:24:17 -0700, Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>  
> How about a better definition of Quirks Mode? In most browsers,
> Quirks Mode includes new properties, like text-shadow in Safari, but
> in IE it doesn't even include max-width, which is extremely
> frustrating when I have to style pages written in HTML 3.2. Can there
> be a definition that says Quirks Mode renders according to old
> standards for properties that existed at that time, but that newer
> properties should also be included too, as they are in most browsers?

FWIW, at some point I'd like to see the affect of quirks mode be defined  
in CSS. HTML 5 already defines when you enter "quirks mode", "limited  
quirks mode" (also known as almost standards mode), and "no quirks mode"  
(also known as standards mode). It makes sense for other specifications  
where quirks are necessary for Web compatibility to define those.

Unfortunately I don't have time to work on it myself for the foreseeable  

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Sunday, 30 March 2008 18:30:21 UTC