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Are there any good reasons to intentionally serve a new web site in Quirks mode?

I was a little surprised that Amazon's site doesn't specify a doctype, and is rendered in quirks mode. What could possibly be the reason for this? I understand what quirks mode is and why doctypes ...
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HTML and "quirks" vs. "standards compliance" modes: Explain, and tell us why we should care?

What is the difference between "quirks" mode and "standards compliance" mode, when building HTML web pages? How to tell when operating in one mode, vs. the other? Why should people – i.e. ...
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