[whatwg] Versioning (was: Re: Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch)

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Mar 14 08:31:32 PDT 2007

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 16:16:49 +0100, liorean <liorean at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, the original question wasn't about versioning in particular as
> much as it was Microsoft asking developers (not spec writers) for
> something, anything, that they can use to tell whether the author has
> written the document for HTML5 and more important the standard DOM,
> so they can avoid breaking pages on the web that assume the old iew
> tagsoup parser and quirky not-quite-standard DOM. [...]

Oh, yeah, I think <!doctype html> would be a good switch for Internet  
Explorer to use if they indeed need such a thing in text/html (besides  
doing the sane thing in XML). I've suggested that to them in the past.

Anne van Kesteren

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