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Submission + - IE8 to use full standards DOCTYPE switch after all

Your.Master writes: There's been a lot of fuss about the new IE8 meta tag. After scraping through the comments, it seems apropos to mention some facts about IE8 that were overlooked in previous articles: first, there is a registry setting to force IE8 to always use IE8 standards mode, and far more importantly, future, current unestablished well-formed DOCTYPES, such as the upcoming HTML5, will cause DOCTYPE-switching to IE8 standards mode in IE8. The meta tag is apparently intended to allow opt-in for currently-used DOCTYPEs, and to let future versions of IE know to limit themselves to IE8's capabilities (or to tell IE8+ to use IE7's "standards mode", or quirks mode).

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