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Specifications for XHTML 1.0 Strict?

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Till now I hadn't added any DOCTYPE to my website.

If I'm adding XHTML 1.0 Strict, every thing's getting messed up.

Where can I get complete specifications for XHTML 1.0 Strict, so that I can amend my HTML accordingly?
Mar 1 '08 #1
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When you didn't have a doctype, you didn't set the rules, and browsers do what they will while IE goes into 'quirks mode'. Now that you add a doctype, the rules are changed. So now the browser is following a different set of rules.

You don't necessarily need the specs for XHTML 1.0 because I doubt you are serving it, but here they are anyway. Pay particular attention to the part about differences with HTML because you are actually serving XHTML as HTML.

A doctype is required of all web pages.
Mar 1 '08 #2

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Thanks, I'll read it out and see whether I need to add DOCTYLE for XHTML or HTML.


Mar 2 '08 #3

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