html5shiv | Responsive Web Design

html5shiv

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.

  • Resource Name

    html5shiv

  • Resource Creator

    Paul Irish

Description

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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