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Preparing asp.net website for iPad users... html version

Mike Eghtebas
Last Modified: 2014-08-23
When I started my project, the default doctype in visual studio 2010 was set to:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

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I missed setting it to a more recent version at the time.

Question 1: Would it be sufficient if I change xhtml1-transitional.dtd to xhtml4-restrict.dtd for example in the line above?

Question 2: What version of html is required in order the iPad users can view the site?

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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application Developer


Hi Cd&,

I got it from http://validator.w3.org, doc type drop box : HTML 4.01 Strict. Sorry for messing up its syntax.

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Okay, I thought I had missed a memo. ;^)

Going forward, the only path that looks like it is going to be consistent across all device and browser types for general purpose presentation is HTML5. All major browser manufactures have adopted and embraced the standard and are working hard to produce consistent results.

Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application Developer


Thank you very much for the additional information.


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