IE is a defacto standard, not to be confused with the standars put out by the W3C. Since Mozilla is now an end-user product and not just a development project, it should be focusing on more than just strict adherance to published standards, it should also attempt to properly display content that adheres to many "quirks" of IE, the most often used browser on the Internet. I'm not suggesting that Mozilla should have a bug-for-bug compatibility with IE, however it would be usefuly to support commonly used DOM code properly processed by IE. For example, the technically incorrect code at the core of bug #231013, which is not only recognized by IE, but Safari has specifically gone out of it's way to support (one of the hallmarks of a defacto standard is that others replicate the "bug" support). If people still feel the need to have the browser break on the page rather than processing it as it was intended, feel free to make this an option (a checkbox for "IE compatibility" or "enforce stict HTML compliance", etc.).
Wrong component, and duplicate.
Summary: Quirks mode compatibility with IE → Quirks mode compatibility with IE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 45333 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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