[Phpwm] new ste

Darren Beale public.darren.beale at siftware.co.uk
Thu Feb 15 09:05:31 GMT 2007

> Also as I understand it the main difference with 'strict' and
> 'transitional'
> is its where you can't use certain tags or elements - such as align -
> anymore and all these functions should only be within the CSS.
> How many people are writing for 'strict' on an `aim to use strict in
> everything` approach?

For new builds I cannot see any reason why a developer would not be working
towards achieving, at the very least, xhtml1 transitional validation by
default. If when you're writing your code you start to insert a presentation
or positional declaration (align, color etc) then STOP, think again and pop
it in the style sheet instead. 

That said I imagine most of us are supporting legacy HTML 3/4 applications
too and for those I don't see the point breaking my back - unless there's
fresh budget of course - to bring them up to standard retrospectively. 

One also needs to be pragmatic. In my experience 2 seconds after delivering
a shiny new CMS with nice validating templates the client breaks everything


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