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Faster in quirks mode?

I have been getting the urge to say things lately, so I may be writing more in this space in the near future. And I am going to talk about things other than Rock music, or should I say “in addition to Rock music.” In fact, I am going to start now:

I just started on a project that began using ExtJS before I arrived. I have been trying to remain unbiased and learn the pros and cons of the Javascript library/framework. So far, I have not been won over. I see lots of people talking about performance and I am noticing that the sites that use ExtJS are often preempted by a little loading graphic. Both are not good signs. But this latest thing I stumbled upon takes my confidence in ExtJS down even more:

I have found that ExtJS prefers no doctype. This may be the case for 3.3 and earlier version only — 4.0 should be out soon and I think they abandon this recommendation for that release. But for 3.3, I believe it is so, and the reason given is…

“…[t]he only reason that no DOCTYPE is recommended is that Ext is faster on IE6 and IE7 in quirks mode…” LINK

Ugh.

One Response to “Faster in quirks mode?”

  1. extjstutorial.org Says:

    Faster in quirks mode?…

    I have been getting the urge to say things lately, so I may be writing more in this space in the near future. And I am going to talk about things other than Rock music, or should I say “in addition to Rock music.” In fact, I am going to start now…

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