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Re: html editors

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:32:12 +0000 (GMT)
To: ewitness - Ben Fowler <bfowler@ewitness.co.uk>
cc: www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0202121229520.5681-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, ewitness - Ben Fowler wrote:

> >  > The only validation error that you are likely to see in
> >>  Dreamweaver is missing ALT attributes. So it is not really
> >>  that disturbing.
> >
> >If only that were true; by default, DW doesn't even emit a DOCTYPE
> >directive, ...
>
> Whilst this is somewhat irritating; as Dreamweaver is a tool
> for the world wide web, the lack of a DOCTYPE tag is hardly
> a fatal drawback as browsers (at least in general) make no use
> of such a tag.

IE, Mozilla and the rest use the existence of Doctype to decide
whether to go into standards or legacy quirks mode. This can affect
rendering considerably.

You'd want a default DOCTYPE so at least you know you're playing in a
standards world.

L.

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