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Beyond DOCTYPE: Web Standards, Forward Compatibility, and IE8

So an interesting web standards debate began last week. Aaron Gustafson published this piece in A List Apart proposing a new means of targeting specific web browser rendering engines, which apparently is going to be introduced by Microsoft for IE 8. The basic idea being that Microsoft can’t fix the rendering bugs currently in IE to make IE 8 standards-compliant without breaking the layout of web sites that assume or depend upon IE 7 (and earlier) layout bugs and non-standard behavior.

I’ll follow-up with my favorite reactions as separate items.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008