[whatwg] Re: Transition from Legacy to Native rendering

Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen hallvors at online.no
Sat Jun 26 00:35:45 PDT 2004

On 26 Jun 2004 at 2:19, Jim Ley wrote:

> detecting IE is not enough, we need to detect an IE that doesn't
> support WF2 

It's not that complicated with JavaScript and object detection after 
all. Wouldn't something like this work?

if( form.templateElements ){
    // This UA supports the repetition model


if( form.validate ){
    // This UA probably supports input types and validation
    // At this point I assume these would be supported together.
    // We might have to deal with specific buggy UAs, but we should
    // worry about that when we get there IMO

if( form.resetFromData ){
    // This UA supports seeding a form from a data source


I assume these three would be everything most fixup scripts would 
need to detect. (Obviously "form" is a variable pointing to a form 
I may not have read the spec closely enough yet to understand all 
three of these but I think I'm right.
Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen
hallvors at online.no / www.hallvord.com

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