[thelist] use the xml declaration or not?

Adrian Gonzales adrian at clearspanmedia.com
Thu Apr 8 10:51:15 CDT 2004

The xml declaration can mess up in older browsers. And I've seen it make
IE display it like its straight xml... Instead, use an xml namespace
under the doctype.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

Adrian Gonzales Jr.
Creative Director
Clear Span Media

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Subject: [thelist] use the xml declaration or not?

What is the difference between using or not using the xml declaration:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> I have a site I'm working on that
uses it, but I've been told I 
shouldn't use it. But if I try removing it, the layout gets slightly 
messed up in IE. It seems that the widths of some elements are becoming 
wider. Is there an easy way to fix this, or am I better of just leaving 
the xml declaration there now?


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