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Re: Which DTD is better Transitional or Strict?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 20:49:30 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050619194930.GC19154@us-lot.org>

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 08:54:14PM +0200, Frank Ellermann wrote:

> Depends on what you want.  If you want "visible with any
> browser" you need some of the "transitional" features.

No, you don't. 

If you want "looks identical in obsolete browsers and modern
browsers", then deprecated features are needed - but that won't make
it look the same in all browsers (compare Lynx, JAWS, and Firefox).

Readable in any browser is achievable with Strict. The features that
appear in Transitional are presentational or logical, they don't
influence if content can be read or not.
> One thing you could try is to validate against 1.1, note
> what doesn't work, and then avoid _unnecessary_ stuff in
> new "transitional" pages.

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.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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