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New Mozilla rendering mode

4th July 2002

Evolt: New DOCTYPE sniffing in upcoming Mozilla releases. If you weren’t confused enough by Mozilla’s standards and quirks modes, the next release of the browser will include a third rendering mode called “almost standards” mode. Thankfully the difference between this and full standards mode is minimal—the only change is a subtle alteration to the way imagfes are handled in tables. This prevents table based layouts from breaking in standards mode (behaviour which has been described by Eric Meyer on Netscape DevEdge). This topic came up on SitePoint recently and will probably be well recieved by most web developers, once the initial confusion has been overcome.

This is New Mozilla rendering mode by Simon Willison, posted on 4th July 2002.

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