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Which Web Standard..?

Post 1

HappyDude

Which one should be used "W3C XHTML" or "ISO/IEC 15445:2000 (ISO-HTML)" smiley - huh


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Post 2

HappyDude

XHTML: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/
ISO/IEC 15445:2000: http://www.cs.tcd.ie/15445/15445.html


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Post 3

Frankie Roberto

Difference being??


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Post 4

DoctorMO (Keeper of the Computer, Guru, Community Artist)

stick to W3C if they have no difrance on behavour. just for the sake of it.

-- DoctorMO --


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Post 5

krayzee girl (researcher 185759)

I believe ISO HTML is more strict than W3C. The W3C standard is the HTML that is generally used on the Internet.


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Post 6

Ion the Naysayer

That'll teach me to use my girlfriend's computer, won't it? It doesn't help that we both use Goo and are subscribed to the same conversations...


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Post 7

HappyDude

*giggles*

specifically, I was womdering which is better on sites where accesibility is important smiley - huh


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Post 8

Ion the Naysayer

What matters more than which one you choose is that you choose one and make sure all your documents conform. As long as your site validates to the standard you've chosen, the rest is pure design.


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Post 9

Pastey

I'm with Ion here. Pick one that works, to the accessibility standards thingy and stick with it.

Personally, w3c.

smiley - rose


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Post 10

HappyDude

" the accessibility standards thingy is a question of codeing, what I'm asking is Does one ot other Document Type work better with sreen readers ?


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Post 11

Ion the Naysayer

Since screen readers work on content that's currently on the Internet (some of which I'm sure you know is horrendous code-wise) I think it's fairly safe to assume that either standard will work just fine.

However, if you're one of those "better safe than sorry" sort of people, you should choose the stricter standard (which I believe is the ISO standard, as I mentioned above) to ensure the greatest compatability.


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Post 12

HappyDude

That's the way I'm thinking...


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Post 13

HappyDude

but the ISO/IEC 15445:2000 doc type declaration seems to throw IE into quirks mode smiley - erm


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Post 14

HappyDude

From the source of the ISO/IEC page linked to in post 2...



Do you think someone was trying to make a point smiley - huh


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Post 15

Ion the Naysayer

Everything and his dog throws IE into quirks mode, I've noticed. Hey Microsoft! FIX YOUR CRAPPY BROWSER!


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Post 16

C Hawke

Out of interest how can you tell what mode IE is in?

CH


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Post 17

HappyDude

I've one page that IE really screws up in quirk mode, which is how I tell.


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Post 18

Ion the Naysayer

See the following URL for the conditions that will put IE into Standards Compliant mode:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnie60/html/cssenhancements.asp

If the first thing in your doc isn't a DOCTYPE definition you'll get quirks mode.


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Post 19

C Hawke

from reading that and others on the ms site it looks like only IE6 has a "standards" mode - is this right?

Cheers

CH


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Post 20

DoctorMO (Keeper of the Computer, Guru, Community Artist)

I know, if I turn on quirks by changing my "HTML 3.2 FINAL" to "HTML 4.0 STRICT" or "XHTML" Mozilla and IE flip out and do some wierd things with the tables.

-- DoctorMO --


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