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Re: can't find info

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:16:14 -0500
To: Sandra Silva <sssilva@comcast.net>
Message-Id: <1716998B-FE0D-414D-9CB4-A06C2F9A4338@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 26 Aug 2009, at 11:34 AM, Sandra Silva wrote:

> To whom it may concern,
> Not quite sure how important being validated with W3C is but I did  
> validate 5 of my pages so far for XHTML Strict.  Please help a  
> sister out here, though, I notice talk on your site about html 5 and  
> want to know if I am wasting my time validating for XHTML Strict?   
> IE makes my pages look different that Safari or FireFox which is a  
> known problem for any code on any website. What do you recommend? I  
> have 20 more pages to correct and don't want to waste time and I  
> would rather do it right the first time.  Any quick response and  
> help is appreciated.  : )

Hello Sandra,

HTML 5 is not yet a standard. You could also try XHTML 1.0  
Transitional or even HTML 4 Transitional.

If the page looks different on various browsers (especially comparing  
IE6 with Safari/Firefox), then it is likely an issue of style sheets  
(CSS) rather than HTML. Unfortunately I won't be able to help you  
debug that issue. But there is a lot of information available through  
search engines about designing CSS to work across browsers. You might  
start at "A List Apart" for some pointers.

  _ Ian

> Newbie at this stuff,
> God bless,
> Sandy
> http://muralsandfauxpainting.com

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
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