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    html&css-which html version should you be using?

    if you were just starting out with html now, and decided you wanted to go the pure html and css route - stripping your html pages of any tables and font specifics (there's probably a lot more to it than that), which html standard should you be using?

    is there even a validator for this simple/raw/basic html?

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    Hi johnyboy,

    Whilst at university, we were told to use the following DOCTYPE:

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html 
    PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd ">
    ....with this validator:

    http://validator.w3.org/
    Wether this applies to your problem I don't know, as I'm no expert on this topic. I did found some information on HTML standards here though:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/

    Hope this doesn't blow your brain like it did mine

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    XHTML, and I would personally choose CSS1 over CSS2 as it has greater browser support at the moment.

    And I would use Decoys links to the validators
    Edit:

    Above
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    excellent. - look what i just found "HTML 4.0 and XHTML for CSS" - a weekly tutorial course and it's just started - in it's first week. brilliant. looks like it'll go onto css1 after that course. it's a bit bloody slow though - several months. oh well.

    sorry glenpake. don't know what you mean by this - Decoys links to the validators below

    thanks

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    Hello again johnyboy,

    glenplake was suggesting you use the validator that I had stated in my previous post.

    To save you scrolling all the way up again, it can be found at:

    http://validator.w3.org/

    Good luck with the course.

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    oh yeah. silly me thanks decoy


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