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Re: Transitional validation Problem

From: Andreas Prilop <AndreasPrilop2007@trashmail.net>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 17:11:24 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0705151705350.15041@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Tue, 15 May 2007, Hamish wrote:

> I have been trying to work out what's wrong with the following Document type
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

It is stupid!
If you want XHTML 1.0 (for new pages), then use XHTML 1.0 Strict.
If you need Transitional (for old pages), then stick with
HTML 4 Transitional.

XHTML 1.0 Transitional is a clueless-indicator.

The real difference is between "Strict" and "Transitional",
not between HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0. You should make an effort
to write "Strict" pages: HTML 4 Strict or XHTML 1.0 Strict.

In memoriam Alan J. Flavell
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2007 15:11:43 UTC

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