[whatwg] The new content model for <details> breaks rendering in MSIE5-7
remco47 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 03:06:57 PDT 2009
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 05:41, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> As far as I can see the options are as follows:
> 1. Drop support for <details> and <figure> for now, revisit it later.
> 2. Use <legend>, and don't expect to be able to use it in any browsers
> sanely for a few years.
> 3. Use <dt>/<dd>, and don't expect to be able to use it in old versions
> of IE without rather complicated and elaborate hacks for a few years.
> 4. Invent a new element with a weird name (since all the good names are
> taken already), and don't expect to be able to use it in IE without
> hacks for a few years.
> I am not convinced of the wisdom of #4. I prefer #2 long term, but I see
> the argument for #3.
So what you'd expect is that #3 would take about 4 years to completely
fix itself, and #2 would take about 5 years. With such a small
difference, I'd just choose the best option in the long term.
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