Using the HTML5 doctype prematurely "considered harmful"

By crisp on Sunday 27 January 2008 16:13 - Comments (3)
Categories: Browsers, HTML5, Internet, Views: 14.044

There has been a lot of fuss around Microsoft's ludicrous idea of freezing IE into IE7's quirksmode rendering for the (un)foreseeable future unless you specify some proprietary meta-tag in all your documents. There was however a tiny shimmer of good faith in this huge anti-competitive move when Chris Wilson, MSIE's productmanager, offered that this lock-in might not affect documents using some new doctype or mimetype that is currently unsupported by IE.

By the way, the "considered harmful" in the title is intentional even though it has been abused as a populistic phrase throughout the years: it seems fitting since no one less than Eric Meyer once wrote an essay on the subject of why "considered harmful" can be considered harmful by itself ;)

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IE's "opt-in" nightmare comes true

By crisp on Wednesday 23 January 2008 00:50 - Comments (2)
Category: Browsers, Views: 10.838

Well, obviously MS did not heed my last year's warning and went ahead with this ridiculous idea of having webdevelopers opt-in to "really really" standards-compliant mode (something you already get for free, as in beer, in all other browsers) from IE8 onwards. Or should I say: first opt-in to IE8's rendermode, then some years later change it and opt-in to IE9's rendermode and so on? Unless ofcourse you want to go "edgy", but then ofcourse MS doesn't guarantee that when something works correctly (as in: according to existing standards, not MS' version of those) in IE8 they won't break it again in IE9.

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Oud & nieuw @ huize crisp nl

Door crisp op woensdag 2 januari 2008 01:35 - Reacties (2)
Categorie: Personal, Views: 7.467

We zitten alweer ruim een dag in het nieuwe jaar, maar toch wil ik deze ruimte nog graag benutten om iedereen die dit leest het allerbeste te wensen voor 2008!

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