Category Archives: DOM

Matters appertaining to the W3C Document Object Model

Quirks or Strict: a Quick Way to Tell

If you’re working with (X)HTML and CSS you’ll be aware – or you need to be aware – that browsers render pages differently depending on whether they are in Strict or Quirks mode. (There are explanations of what these terms mean from Microsoft and Mozilla.) It can be useful to have a way of making certain which mode you’re in when tracking down inconsistencies in browser behaviour.
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JavaScript Get-Together, London 2005-06-11

I wasn’t able to make it to @media, but I did travel down to London for the JavaScript get-together in the Old Thameside Inn on Saturday afternoon. Peter K of Quirksmode had an agenda of three primary items which he anticipated eight or nine JavaScript geeks turning up to discuss; the actual figures were nearer the 30 mark, and a lot of the attendees were from the design community, so the first two parts of the meeting were instead devoted to the primary question that @media had brought up: how to get the message about the correct use of scripting out to the larger community who are already working with standards-based HTML/CSS techniques, and now want to get into the possibilities they’ve perceived through offerings like GMail and Google Maps.
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