What DTD to use
Posted on 1998-09-10
Could you tell me what -- if any -- changes are pertinent to me as a website designer now that the DTD 4.0 have been officially accepted. I have recently changed all my DTD's from 3.2 Final to 4.0 Transitional, since I want my contents to be as widely accessible as possible. Am I doing right here?
In a way I'm still in the dark as to the actual practical function of the dtd. Could you explain it to me from the point of view of the browser; perhaps I could get a better grasp of the concept. What happens when someone applies <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN"> to his site NOW? Any immediate disadvantages?