DOCTYPE sniffing in Mozilla New DOCTYPE sniffing in upcoming Mozilla releases

The Mozilla browser, like several other browsers on the market, uses DOCTYPE sniffing to determine how to render a page. In Mozilla's case, it either renders the page strictly, in "standards mode," or more loosely -- otherwise known as "quirks mode." Now Mozilla introduces something more. In the upcoming 1.01 and 1.1 releases, Mozilla will add an "almost standards" mode to its mix.
» posted by pinder on July 03, 2002 at 05:21 PM


Couldn't they come up with something sounding more professional than *almost*-standards compliant mode?


# posted by Minh Nguyen

What about 'ie-compatible' mode? :o)

# posted by Dinis Rosario

Ye gods no! MARQUEE tags! (CRINGE!)

# posted by DJGM2002

They should support dhtml like netscape 4.x. For example
The dthml-menu won´t work with current mozilla versions. do myself a favour and support it... :-)

# posted by holger

Mozilla tends to take a dogmatic approach to web standards, so I don’t think that’ll happen any time soon. The Almost Standards-Comliant Mode only differs from Standards-Compliant Mode with the little things.
And about those marquee tags, that just won't happen. But I’m surprized to learn that Mozilla actually recognizes M$IE’s doctypes and triggers Quirks mode.

# posted by Minh Nguyễn

about , file a tech evang bug in bugzilla instead whining :)

# posted by hey

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