Speaking of tanking

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Speaking of tanking, the comment thread to the WaSP post on the round table on IE8 versioning took an interesting turn.

A real consensus is that Microsoft should be supporting XHTML (not to mention SVG), and that XHTML strict should trigger standards mode. I think there’s considerably more people supporting XHTML than people assume. I also think this could be a way for MS to save its bacon.

If Microsoft doesn’t follow this advice–doesn’t support the XHTML MIME type, doesn’t turn on standards mode for XHTML strict–the company is sending a message that transcends issues of browser versioning.