Richard York

Web Developer, Author, and Artist

Apple vs. Google

Kudos to the IE team for making the HTML5 DOCTYPE invoke "super, super" standards mode without the <meta /> element.  Still unknown are the XML and XHTML MIME types, one can only assume those trigger super standards mode too.

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HTML 5 DOCTYPE

January 25, 2008 by Richard

So it turns out that IE8 will trigger "IE8 Standards Mode" for at least the HTML 5 DOCTYPE, and according to Chris Wilson "any unknown DOCTYPE".

This makes the proposal of the <meta /> element a little more palatable, but I still feel it isn't enough. 

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My thoughts on the new IE8 rendering mode...

January 23, 2008 by Richard

It seems the IE team recently announced that IE8 will have a new rendering mode. This hasn't been controversial, or news in the slightest. ;-)

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One bit of news that I've found agreeable in the recent IE8 rendering switch debacle, is that IE8 will support the HTML 5 DOCTYPE without requiring the <meta /> tag switch.  Finally, some sanity. 

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