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difficulty 1 comments 1 added 01.03.2011 category web

Rendering modes on the one hand was a confusing invention of IE developers, on the other hand it appeared as an enlightenment. The problem was how to keep IE5's backward compatibility and at the same time step on the way of supporting CSS and other new standards. There was huge legacy of sites which were made without thinking about standards and Microsoft couldn't sacrifice them. The brilliant idea was to switch between rendering modes depending on how a web document was starting. If it contained document type declaration (DOCTYPE) the document was processed in the standard mode otherwise in old "quirk" mode.

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difficulty 2 comments 0 added 28.02.2011 category web

A couple of years ago I decided to catch up with time and make my web projects compatible with web standards. I preferred to switch to more strict and structured XHTML language and had to fight my way through all intricacies which included XML language syntax, document structure, javascript pitfalls and sever HTTP response header tuning. I know that each issue deserves probably a separate article but you easily can google any details by yourselves. My goal was to make a short all in one overview of problems you can face and give some hints.

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