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IE 8: W3 and CSS compliant? Standards Mode the default?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by steve, May 18, 2010.

  1. steve

    steve Flightless Bird

    Hi;

    It has been a while since I've kept up with IE development.

    Is IE 8 supposed to be W3 compliant and do CSS in a standard way?

    Will it come with a "standards mode" that will let developers toggle
    from that or "old IE mode"?

    If it comes with a standards mode will that mode be the default?

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    Re: W3 and CSS compliant? Standards Mode the default?

    In news:5298517c-eac1-419a-b47a-8ea71b44e0f7@y12g2000vbr.googlegroups.com,
    steve <tinker123@gmail.com> typed:
    > Hi;
    >
    > It has been a while since I've kept up with IE development.
    >
    > Is IE 8 supposed to be W3 compliant and do CSS in a
    > standard way?


    Yes

    >
    > Will it come with a "standards mode" that will let
    > developers toggle from that or "old IE mode"?


    Yes

    >
    > If it comes with a standards mode will that mode be the
    > default?


    Yes
    It still has quirks mode available as before.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Steve
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "steve" <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5298517c-eac1-419a-b47a-8ea71b44e0f7@y12g2000vbr.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi;
    >
    > It has been a while since I've kept up with IE development.
    >
    > Is IE 8 supposed to be W3 compliant and do CSS in a standard way?
    >
    > Will it come with a "standards mode" that will let developers toggle
    > from that or "old IE mode"?
    >
    > If it comes with a standards mode will that mode be the default?


    Standards mode is the default if the web page has a valid DOCTYPE. If it
    doesn't have a DOCTYPE than IE8 will use Quirks Mode instead. It's also
    possible to force IE8 into IE7 mode for a site from the client side using
    the compatibility mode options, or from the server side (on a per page basis
    if you want) using the IE7-Emulate meta tag.

    Also, you can press F12 to bring up the Developer Tools and toggle between
    IE8 Standards, IE7 Standards, and IE7 Quirks modes from the menu.

    --
    Dan
     

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