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   Re: How do you determine success?

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  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • To: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:10:52 -0400

David Megginson wrote:
> Sorry to be harsh, but I almost never see the required HTML 4.0
> DOCTYPE declaration at the top of Web pages and I know of no
> widely-deployed HTML user agent that actually tries to distinguish
> HTML 4.0 from HTML 3.* and do something useful based on that
> distinction (much less one that distinguishes the transitional and
> strict flavours).

The user agents "just know" that the various versions of HTML are all
the same. Even if we don't develop a top-level equivalence mapping, the
market will implement this knowledge in processors just as they did in
the past. It is unfortunate that XSLT did not forsee this need but that
can be rectified.

 Paul Prescod

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