[thelist] doctype

lon.kraemer lwkraemer at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 30 22:36:32 CST 2001

For the most part, current dominant browsers pay no attention to doctype
declarations (parsing instructions are built-in). Only the validators use
this info. I believe this is changing though with NN6, et al.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Martin" <comitque at hotmail.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 5:28 PM
Subject: [thelist] doctype

> I never used Doctype until just recently.  Now I consider my document 4.01
> strict, but if the HTML Validator at W3C claims that it's not strict, then
> how will browsers interpret the page?  Will it degrade to 4.01
> or remain with strict?  I guess it really doesn't matter but I'm
> btw, the thing that throws it off is the 'height="80%"' in a table tag.
> The reason it's there is to keep the 'contact the webmaster' line at the
> very bottom of the page if the content is less than one full page.
> Thanks
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