[thelist] DTD question

Bill Mason data at data1701d.com
Thu Jan 11 15:17:31 CST 2001

At 01:03 PM 1/11/01, you wrote:
>If you don't put a doctype tag at the top of an HTML document what DTD
>does a browser default to?  Is the behavior generic across different

Most browsers don't do anything with the DTD anyway, so their behavior is 
the same regardless.  The exceptions are IE5/Mac and Netscape 6.

If IE5/Mac finds no DTD, it attempts to emulate IE for Windows in how it 
renders the page.

I believe Netscape 6 tries to emulate Netscape 4 if it finds no DTD, but 
don't quote me on that.

Bill Mason
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