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Re: Question re:"allowtransparency" attribute in iframes

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:41:33 +1000
Message-ID: <42551C6D.8040805@lachy.id.au>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
>> In fact, all the elements and attributes available in the Transitional 
>> DTD have been deprecated for quite some time, and their use is also 
>> not recommended, and new versions of (X)HTML have dropped transitional 
>> features completely.
> 
> Whilst I completely agree with everything else that you wrote,
> the para. cited above is something of an overstatement !

How so?

| all the elements and attributes available in the Transitional DTD have
| been deprecated for quite some time

They've been deprecated since at least 1999.

| their use is also not recommended

The use of the presentational features is not recommended in favour of 
stylesheets.  The non-presentational features such as <applet>, <menu>, 
the langauge attribute, etc. are not recommended in favour of other 
constructs like <object>, <ul> and the type attribute, respectively.

| new versions of (X)HTML have dropped transitional features completely.

Neither XHTML 1.1, XHTML 2.0 nor the unnofficial HTML 5 drafts contain 
the transitional features.  Perhaps I could have been a little clearer 
in indicating that XHTML 1.0 still contains them, though.

So, please enlighten me as to how that was an overstatement?

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