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Re: 'html 2.0 transitional'?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 00:14:04 +0200
To: Max Bell <mbell@pobox.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <tgt5gtovfn0sups9puacrtidrqrldfm8sr@4ax.com>
* Max Bell wrote:
>I realize this is a heretical idea :-), but I think it would be
>nice to have a 'html 2.0 transitional' syntax option.  I author
>my pages to 2.0 but allow 3.2 attributes.  This approach yields
>pages which have improved appearance over strict 2.0 ('<body
>bgcolor="white">' versus strict's '<body>') without breaking the
>parsing of Lynx or the legacy browsers I have tested.  a '2.0
>transitional' option would allow me to check my pages against the
>validator without the excessive noise due to the strictly illegal
>attributes to body, img, etc.

Why don't you just use HTML 3.2 or better HTML 4.01 Transitional?
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