What does “shiv” mean (in HTML5)?

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  1. I'm Studying html5
  2. I Understand the need for Remy's html5 shiv
  3. 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/

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