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  • What mark-up do you prefer to use?

    This poll is more a question of what you prefer to use when not doing work on your forum....

    Wherever I can I set Dreamweaver to XHTML 1.0 Strict because I like to do everything with CSS and keep things really clean, what about you? Do you bother with keeping to a certain mark-up at all?
    21
    HTML 4.01 Transitional
    0.00%
    0
    HTML 4.01 Strict
    4.76%
    1
    XHTML 1.0 Transitional
    14.29%
    3
    XHTML 1.0 Strict
    47.62%
    10
    Don't really bother taking notice of it
    33.33%
    7

  • #2
    I use XHTML 1.0 Strict.

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    • #3
      XHTML 1.0 Strict as well. The purist's approach!

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      • #4
        XHTML 1.0 Strict, or XHTML 1.1 as the situation allows.
        --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
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        • #5
          XHTML Strict 1.0 - It helps me not be lazy

          Now which encoding do you guys use? *cough*UTF-8*cough*

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          • #6
            Yes, UTF-8 too.

            There really isn't much reason I've found to not use XHTML 1.0 Strict and UTF-8. XHTML 1.1 is almost identical to XHTML 1.0 Strict, except it should be served with the doctype "application/xhtml+xml" type which, of course, POS IE doesn't support.
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            • #7
              XHTML 1.0 Strict is definitely the way to go, although Transitional still has its place... somewhere...
              :)

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              • #8
                I use UTF-8 as well.

                The only thing that bugs me about Strict is that you can't use 'target="_blank"' to open a link in a new window!!!! The 'target' attribute isn't allowed. Is there another way other than Javascript? I don't think using Javascript for links is practical because there are a fair number of people who have it disabled...

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                • #9
                  There isn't another way.

                  I'm not sure why they removed the ability to open links in new windows, but I think it's a factor of two things: frames are going away and not allowed at all in XHTML 1.1 (IIRC), and it should be up to the user on how windows are managed, not the designer.
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                  • #10
                    XHTML 1.1 is what I try to use.
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                    • #11
                      I see with strick the align="center" is not allowed also.

                      What I don't like about strick is you can't use the target="_blank". Which means all links have to lead away from your site.
                      Last edited by MRGTB; Sat 13th Jan '07, 5:23pm.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MRGTB View Post
                        I see with strick the align="center" is not allowed also.
                        You could use:

                        style="text-align: center;"

                        Which is a lazy shortcut rather than having to do it through the stylesheet. To centre an actual element like a division rather than just text you have to do that though the stylesheet using margins and setting it's width.
                        Last edited by Rob B; Sat 13th Jan '07, 6:29pm.

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                        • #13
                          Never define the appearance of a page through XHTML.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by filburt1 View Post
                            Never define the appearance of a page through XHTML.
                            I was just pointing out a naughty shortcut to centre a bit of text whilst keeping the page valid. I wouldn't recommend doing it.
                            Last edited by Rob B; Sat 13th Jan '07, 6:33pm.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by filburt1 View Post
                              I'm not sure why they removed the ability to open links in new windows, but I think it's a factor of two things: frames are going away and not allowed at all in XHTML 1.1 (IIRC), and it should be up to the user on how windows are managed, not the designer.
                              10.1 Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and do not change the current window without informing the user. [Priority 2]
                              Presumably that just means adding (Will open in a new window) after every link, but it could be part of the reason I guess.

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