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Re: doctype ?

From: Nigel Peck <Nigel.Peck@itm-solutions.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 14:14:03 +0100
Message-Id: <sd24584e.098@itm-solutions.co.uk>
To: <Bob_Cieszkowski@Vanguard.com>, <www-html@w3.org>

This is not a definative answer, but I assume that the DTDs are embedded
in the browser software and there is never any need to refer to the DTD.
DTDs must be embedded in the browser by the fact that they are able to
understand (X)HTML.

In theory, I suppose the browser should chuck pages out which don't
validate against the DTD you have set but in practice this would be
impracticle (90% of the web pages on the net wouldn't work :-)


>>> <Bob_Cieszkowski@Vanguard.com> 07/01/02 08:10pm >>>

Hi. I have a question about using the DOCTYPE. I'm currently using the

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

Does the browser refer to
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd to see if the
page is
well formed everytime a page is loaded.
Or is it useful only when we validate html.


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