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Doctype?

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How shall I write "Doctype..."? I don´t understand which HTML standard I shall write
and if I shall write the lowest standard or the highest standard or all standards I use?

I have been on the World Wide Web Consortium:s site but I didn´t get any wiser...
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What do you mean by Doctype?, I write lots of HTML files and never used such a thing.
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But I still don´t  understand if I shall write HTML 4.0 or 3.2....in Doctype. If I write HTML 4.0 in Doctype does that imply that the validator accept HTML below 4.0?
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Aha... The HTML you produce must conform to the DOCTYPE you write if you wish the validator not to puke. If you write any 4.0 html do not put 3.2 unless you are prepared for the error messages.

The validators are downwards compatible so if you write 3.2 HTML you may have a doctype 4.0 but will get error messages or warnings if you use any tags that was depricated (I know only of a few 3.0 tags that never made it into 3.2).

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Michel

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Now I get it....thanks a lot!
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