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Re: [BUG?] TD inline content not accepted with strict doctype

From: Barney Wol <Barney.Wol@noctua.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 21:27:36 +0000
Message-Id: <v04210100b67bead0e323@[]>
To: HTML Tidy List <html-tidy@w3.org>
Cc: "J. David Bryan" <jdbryan@acm.org>

At 15:07 -0500 4/1/01, J. David Bryan wrote:

>On 3 Jan 2001, at 0:10, Peter Vince wrote:
> > Therefore, the correct Doctype declaration to use is the minimum that is
> > actually required.
>I believe that is contraindicated by this statement in the "Status of this
>Document" section of the HTML 4.01 Specification:
>  "W3C recommends that authors produce HTML 4 documents instead of HTML
>   3.2 documents."
>(Producing an "HTML 4 document" requires using an HTML 4 doctype.)
>                                      -- Dave

Hmmm, the way I would read that recommendation is that the W3C is 
trying to encourage HTML 4 standards.  For example, the use of Style 
Sheets rather than the use of embedded <FONT xxxx> commands.  I am 
open to persuasion, but none-the-less feel sure that a filetype 
should always be specified as the minimum version necessary for a 
reader to be able to decode it - else why bother with the declaration 
at all?



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