This page contains some answers to frequently asked questions. It mainly serves to keep the amount of reactions down, or to give me an excuse for trashing reactions of people who clearly haven't read this page.
Yes, you can, either by linking to it or by making a donation. See the Support QuirksMode.org page for more details.
No, though I'd love to.
If you're thinking of showing me your research in the hope I'll link to you, I have to disappoint you.
There's nothing wrong with asking for attention. If you've done interesting research, you naturally want your peers to know about it. I feel exactly the same. When I publish a major new page I send out some strategic mails and hope people will link to me.
Your request isn't wrong, you just shouldn't send it to me.
I'm not interested in blog-style news item publishing, which, incidentally, is why I don't have a blog. I'm very bad at maintaining even a basic Interesting Sites page.
If you want to spread around any sort of news, sending it to me is a sure dead-end street. I just don't have the reporter instincts to keep up with a continuing stream of discoveries, discussions and opinions.
It's a kind of laziness. By ignoring your mail I leave it to others to assess your discoveries. I'll hear about it only when sufficient people start talking about your research. I use the web development community as a filter, so that I have to deal with less noise.
You'd do best to send your research to someone else.
If I published it on another site you can find it on my publications page. This page is far shorter than the sitemap, so start here if you're not sure whether the page you're looking for is on my site or not.
The Table of Contents and the navigation view/hide have an "Explanation" link, which links, surprise, to an explanation.
The breadcrumb script is not yet documented. See logo.js for the script itself; it's called by quirksmode.js, which I include in every content page.
My sitemap page doubles as navigation frame page. It is the same HTML, but I transform it rather heavily when it's loaded into the navigation frame. I haven't documented the effect yet, see navi.js for the code.
In the five current browsers.
When I upgrade to a newer version of a browser, I have to update all compatibility tables on my site. This is a lot of work, and I'm not particularly eager to do it every single time a browser vendor happens to release a new version.
I upgrade browsers about twice a year, and I always make sure that I can test at least two new versions simultaneously (say, the new Mozilla and the new Opera).
Also, I currently have no Linux workstation so I don't treat Linux browsers at all. I'm eventually going to get around to arranging for a Linux box, but I'm not in a hurry.
In addition, the Mozilla family of browsers has become so extremely bloated that I cannot possibly test all scripts and CSS in all these browsers, even if I wanted to (which I don't). Therefore I test in only one single Mozilla version.
If you don't like that, set up your own site with detailed compatibility information about all Mozilla releases. I'll link to it.
Depends. If you describe one particular behaviour in two or three lines, and if I only need to add a single line to one page, I usually publish it. If your report is too complicated, or if I'd have to do significant retests, I ignore it.
Do NOT send me long, detailed, and opinionated mails about recent browser versions that I haven't yet tested. You're just wasting your time.
Please remember that I'm quite busy. Generally I go through all feedback about once or twice a week, so if you're unlucky you may have to wait a week before getting a reply.
Furthermore, some mails are not worth replying to. I generally trash 30% of the feedback mails unanswered. (It used to be 50%, but this FAQ is working).
There are several reasons for this:
Even if you scrupulously adhere to all these guidelines, I may not answer. Usually that's because I'm too busy and your question is too complicated to answer in two minutes.
I'm very sorry, but the help I offer is free, which means that paid jobs come first.