What does “shiv” mean (in HTML5)?
Greets all around
- I'm Studying html5
- I Understand the need for Remy's html5 shiv
- But the definition of "shiv" is simply killing me.
What exactly does "shiv" mean?
In this case, it is a synonym for shim. From Wikipedia:
A synonym for Shim (computing), an application compatibility workaround, e.g., HTML5_Shiv
It really should be "shim", but Resig used the term "shiv". See here: http://paulirish.com/2011/the-history-of-the-html5-shiv/