[thelist] DTD question

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 11 15:26:31 CST 2001

> From: "Warden, Matt" <mwarden at odyssey-design.com>
> > 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
> > browsers?
> AFAIK, current popular HTML browsers don't pay any attention to the doctype
> tag.

well, depends what you consider to be the current popular browsers... IE5.5 
on Mac, Netscape 6, Opera, all rely on it for different reasons... even iCab...

in fact, choosing your doctype is now more important than ever... some 
good links:

Does Netscape 6 Break Your Table Layouts?

Activating the Right Layout Mode in Mozilla and IE 5 for Mac

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