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Doctypes rendering comparision table (my 5c)

Sent by Philippe Wittenbergh on 28 January 2008 08:08


On Jan 28, 2008, at 5:30 AM, DAVOUD TOHIDY wrote:

>> See: http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2008/01/24/almost-target/
>> ...for details.
>
> Thanks a lot for joining to the discussion George.  So based on what
> Eric states on that page, a strict doctype requires that the correct
> CSS specifications to be applied to an element such as the img in  
> question.
>
> However almost standard mode does not necessarily
> requires it in SOME cases like above.

As I had linked to in my original reply, read also
<http://hsivonen.iki.fi/almost-precedent/>
and
<http://hsivonen.iki.fi/doctype/>

Css 2 describes exactly what should happen to an image (inline  
element, baseline positioning by default).
This caused web-compatibility issues (documented in both Henri's  
article and E. Meyer's article), and that is why 'almost standard  
mode' was introduced (by Gecko, and later Safari and Opera).

'almost standard mode' is nothing more than a fudge (slightly bending  
the specs) to compensate for (existing) bad web practices.

Philippe
---
Philippe Wittenbergh
<http://l-c-n.com/>





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