Thanks, I understand about 'should' :) So if most of my pages are HTML is it better to use HTML 4 or xhtml 1 ? I am not really using XML at the moment. Lisa -----Original Message----- From: Brian Cummiskey [mailto:Brian at hondaswap.com] Sent: 09 June 2006 23:02 To: bird at koolfish.com; thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Default Doc type Birdie wrote: > What doc type should I be using if I am making general run of the mill, no > fancy stuff HTML and SHTML files? SHOULD is not set in stone. Whether its html 4, or xhtml 1, I suggest using strict. Transitional and/or loose are sloppy (in general). > And what about if I have PHP pages, does this change what doc type I should > be using ? I am a bit confused as to which doc types I should be using when > and where. PHP renders HTML. the doctype is the same.