On browser compatibility

Here is a quote for you on browser compatibility from an excellent book Diving Into HTML 5, which is available online.

The last time I tried to count, there were 5 doctypes that triggered “almost standards mode,” and 73 that triggered “quirks mode.” But I probably missed some, and I’m not even going to talk about the crazy shit that Internet Explorer 8 does to switch between its four — four! — different rendering modes. Here’s a flowchart. Kill it. Kill it with fire.

And just in the flowchart link will break anytime soon, here is a copy of the image.

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