Re: Strict DOCTYPEs are wrong, use them only for debugging
it is a little bit offtopic, but you need to know that if you don't use the strict dtd, ie won't let you dynamically set the content of a div - which means all ajax style documents must use the struct dtd. and i guess in that sense it does affext this list (xml being integral to ajax). btw i went through significant grief with ajax stuff working in firefox, but not ie before i realised (thanks to some googling) that this was the case. more ajax means more strict dtds regards rick Henri Sivonen wrote: > On Jun 17, 2006, at 18:47, Frans Englich wrote: > >> According to this guy: >> >> "I see more and more websites using strict DOCTYPES, apparently >> webdevelopers >> have some misguided notion that this is most correct thing to do and >> guaranties the most consistent result. Nothing could be more wrong!" >> >> http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/2097 >> >> But what do you think? > > > First, I think this is off-topic for this list. > See http://hsivonen.iki.fi/doctype/#xml > > I strongly disagree with the conclusions about the Standards Mode. > (Please don't call it "strict mode". It gives people wrong ideas.) > > If you are using IE 5 / Netscape 4-era features only, the Quirks > Modes in various browsers may be relatively stable for you. However, > assuming that using new features in the Quirks Mode is somehow > smarter than using them in the Standards Mode is just bogus. There's > no reason to believe that new CSS features work consistently in the > Quirks Modes of various browsers. > > The author is right that your stuff breaks if you rely on bugs in the > Standards Mode. Indeed, that is correct. However, the right solution > is not to use the Quirks Mode but the get a clue so that you know > what you are doing, so that you don't rely on bugs. > > (Yes, I am biased, because I've been promoting the Standards Mode for > something like six years now.) >
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