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Re: Which DTD is better Transitional or Strict?

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 06:10:21 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <42B641AD.5B87@xyzzy.claranet.de>

David Dorward wrote:
 
>> Depends on what you want.  If you want "visible with any
>> browser" you need some of the "transitional" features.
 
> No, you don't.

align="right" is rather essential, for <del> to have any
effect you need <s><del>, <ol> oddities were discussed here
recently, and for colours you need even <font>.  As long as
it's only decorative you could drop colours, deletions, and
align=, but sometimes it's semantically important.

> If you want "looks identical in obsolete browsers and modern
> browsers", then deprecated features are needed

Just usable, not identical.  From my POV I can reduce it to
align= and a few similar cases, no deprecated tags. 

> 1.1 is (for most practical purposes) 1.0 Strict with the
> name attribute for <a> removed. No need to start mucking
> about validating against it.

No more target= in <base> or no more <base> without href=,
IIRC, and no text outside of block level elements.  Maybe I
confuse it, I tested it only once.

                             Bye, Frank
Received on Monday, 20 June 2005 04:11:06 GMT

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