[whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch
gazhay at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 11:28:47 PDT 2007
On 12 Mar 2007, at 17:39, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Any reasonable implementation would have a base rendering engine and
>> then browser differences would extend off of it. A new version would
>> mean you change only what differs between versions.
> You still end up with dozens of codepaths to test. Testing one
> browser is
> a near-infinite amount of work, increasing the complexity is not
> Quirks vs Strict has already made the life of Web browser vendors
> FAR more
> complicated than necessary; adding yet more modes is simply not
> any sane browser vendor would do.
I completely agree, Mozilla, WebKit, et Al, are *not* going to
implement something that would make their lives a misery.
They will simply ignore such a spec, and we will be back in the mess
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