Rather to my surprise I started early on QuirksMode's spring cleaning. I removed about 50 pages that hadn't been updated since 2003 or 2004 and contained ancient and crappy scripts, or descriptions of old browser versions that nobody cares about today.
In addition I wrote a simple (but ponderous) script that finds out exactly which pages contain compatibility tables. I lost overview a few years ago, but this script reveals that there are currently 24 compatibility tables on my site. (There used to be 27, but I removed three.)
(BTW: this script is a bit slow, since it first loads the sitemap and then loads every single page the sitemap links to and sees if it contains a compatibility table. It will never win even a second prize in a beauty contest. Don't complain about it, please, you will be ignored.)
Once I had that data available I started working on the many minor compatibility tables. To date, I've reviewed and updated the following ones:
stylechange much faster than the
classNamechange, while all other browsers did the reverse. Today Safari is back in the fold, but Opera has taken over its role).
All in all browser compatibility has improved, though a few sore spots remain.
What do you think? Keep these pages or trash them?
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