[SATLUG] Microsoft Fails the Standards Test

country glenn.toothman at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 16:39:19 CDT 2010


according to the information you have sent, IE7 works in the Q (quirk) mode,
there was no solution for the problem, guess have to wait tell they upgrade
again...




On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Daniel Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:

>
> On Apr 3, 2010, at 3:21 PM, country wrote:
>
> > I ran the changes on the html code, I opened it in MS browser (V 7.0)
> things
> > were even worse than before, grin...
> >
> > Who knows, maybe some day MS will come join the real world of computing,
> > cooperating with all...
>
> You should be sure to set the appropriate DOCTYPE to ensure IE uses the
> appropriate compatibility mode.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quirks_mode
>
> There are ways with Javascript and CSS to make certain things happen for
> specific browsers. If It's a dynamically generated page, you can check the
> user agent from the server variables to base how your application builds the
> page. It's a fact of life that IE is the dominant browser by about 2 to 1
> (based on the stats I'm seeing for the traffic for all of Cloud Sites right
> now), so you can say "I've written it to standards, tough cookies if it
> doesn't work for you" or you can play to your users. The fact is, Firefox
> isn't completely standards compliant when it comes to web standards. If all
> of your users use Firefox, then build toward it and make sure you tell them
> to use Firefox for the best experience. If that isn't the case, then be kind
> and make sure it works to the best of your ability on multiple platforms.--
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