Lessons Learnt #1


Originally from http://kiri.dmt-uts.net

Two things I learned today:

  • That I should have kept myself up-to-date. - <a name=""> is deprecated, and id is used instead in XHTML and HTML5. e.g. <h1 id="foo"> (StackOverflow, 2009)
  • Windows won't let you download Internet Explorer 10 without Windows 8 or Windows RT or Windows 7 SP1, which is okay with me. (Though would make testing on a Mac a pain in the neck, unless on UTS computers)
  • Also that this theme or Wordpress doesn't like lists that indent.

References:       StackOverflow 2009, HTML Anchors with name or id, viewed 24 March 2013, <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/484719/html-anchors-with-name-or-id>       Microsoft 2013, Internet Explorer, viewed 24 March 2013, <http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/internet-explorer/download-ie>

As a further note, I also heard again from the same friend I keep mentioning that you can force IE into Standards Compliant mode. Did a search and this is apparently a line you can add, but I'm not sure if it's only for HTML5? Not tested, but works. (StackOverflow, 2012)

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9">

Additional Reference:       StackOverflow 2012, How do I get IE9 to use standards client mode when developing on localhost?, viewed 25 March 2013, <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6049337/how-do-i-get-ie9-to-use-standards-compliant-mode-when-developing-on-localhost>.