The HTML5 Shiv allows you to support HTML5 document level elements in Internet Explorer IE8 and below. While it isn’t strictly a responsive design feature it is recommended you include this and use the HTML5 elements <section>, <aside>, <header>, <article> etc as they also offer
ARIA benefits.

Common question: what’s the difference between the html5shim and the html5shiv? Answer: nothing, one has an m and one has a v – that’s it.

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    Paul Irish


This script is the defacto way to enable use of HTML5 sectioning elements in legacy Internet Explorer, as well as default HTML5 styling in Internet Explorer 6 - 9, Safari 4.x (and iPhone 3.x), and Firefox 3.x.

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