[whatwg] The new content model for <details> breaks rendering in MSIE5-7

Dean Edwards dean.edwards at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 15:35:27 PDT 2009

On 29/09/2009 20:08, Dean Edwards wrote:
> You have two choices to get around the <dd> rendering bug:
> 1. The potentially dangerous document.write()

On 29/09/2009 18:10, Dean Edwards wrote:
> There is a nasty side effect though. As you mentioned the
> document.write() should be the last thing in the <head>. If there
> are any scripts following the document.write() then they are *not
> executed*. I consider this a serious drawback.

> 2. Inserting weird conditional comments into your code:
> </head> <!--[if lt IE 8]><object><!<![endif]--> <body>

> I don't like either solution.

On 29/09/2009 21:55, Keryx Web wrote:
> 2009-09-29 21:53, Dean Edwards wrote:
>> Can't we just invent some new elements? We've already created 20
>> new ones. Two more won't hurt. :)
> This has been discussed on the HTML5 WG list to death.

Can we revisit this? It seems to important to sweep under the carpet.


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