Please, why that "blank"?
Please, is there a REAL reason to have a "blank" right before "<![endif]-->"???
I see it at almost all Websites.
<!--[if lt IE 7 ]><html class="ie ie6" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 7 ]><html class="ie ie7" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 8 ]><html class="ie ie8" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if (gte IE 9)|!(IE)]><!--><html lang="en"> <!--<![endif]-->
I suspect the code you're looking at comes from a CMS, and real people aren't typing it in. So they're just leaving it as it was given to them. The space is not needed.
I doubt "almost all websites" have this, many folks are not writing code for ancient browsers anymore...
Thanks for the answer. I will take it as true: "The space is not needed."
I see no reason for the "blank" and can't imagine why people are using it.
No... I am not looking "only" at a "one" CMS. I dare to say 90% of responsive templates (using that conditionals) have the "blank". Just as example:
(taken from: http://www.mobify.com/blog/70-stunni...r-inspiration/)
Could list "a hundred" more.
Sorry, but I can't agree with you when you say "many folks are not writing code for ancient browsers anymore".
A LOT of people are still coding for ancient browsers! More than 20% of people at China are still using IE6!!!
I am still supporting IE6 not because I like it (I don't!!!) but because the target of my clients are using it.
Originally Posted by ebmarques
I would say, yeah, it's true, hmmm, actually if were going to think of it, it is just going to be a waste of time, but since compatibility is important to make a good user experience, most of the developers are still coding for ancient browsers, since there are still some that are not that updated with their browsers..
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