Through ALA and the IEBlog comes a proposal for a new mechanic of handling the backwards compatibility of web sites — pushing the familiar DOCTYPE Switch aside and going with a new mechanism of declaring target browser versions via meta tag.
- Beyond DOCTYPE: Web Standards, Forward Compatibility, and IE8 by Aaron Gustafson at A List Apart
- From Switches to Targets: A Standardista’s Journey by Eric Meyer at A List Apart
- Compatibility and IE8 by Chris Wilson at the IEBlog
- Opting-in to standards support and Microsoft’s Version Targeting Proposal at the WaSP
The perfect solution or the last sign of the web standards apocalypse? If you’ve got an opinion let it be heard.