[whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch
alexey at feldgendler.ru
Wed Mar 7 16:08:09 PST 2007
On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 21:47:34 +0100, Asbjørn Ulsberg
<asbjorn at tigerstaden.no> wrote:
> I'm not sure if it has been discussed earlier, but after seeing Chris
> Wilson's talk on «Browser Wars Episode II: Attack of the DOMs» I think
> it's pretty obvious that Internet Explorer needs a new switch of some
> without breaking backward compatibility. At least that's what Chris
> And I agree. Internet Explorer needs a new switch. So I thought, what
> about using:
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> as the new switch?
This is a plain simple yet brilliant idea.
Other browsers can also use <!DOCTYPE html> as an indication to stop
applying certain hacks which make them diverge from standards in favor of
interoperability with IE.
Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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