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Re: Confused

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:22:55 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: Deon Meyer <dmeyer@centricity.co.za>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0409301519570.6118@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, David Dorward wrote:

> HTML 4.01 Strict is usually the best choice for new documents.

Maybe, but when working with an existing document that probably has syntax
errors, it's probably best to start from declaring it as HTML 4.01
Transitional and finding and fixing the errors. Then you may, if you wish,
proceed to making it stricter, HTML 4.01 Strict conformant.

The point is that old documents may contains lots of presentational
markup, which will create lots of error messages when validating against
HTML 4.01 Strict (because such markup does not belong to Strict), and this
may make the situation both depressing and pragmatically difficult.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Thursday, 30 September 2004 12:23:33 UTC

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