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Which doctypes are being used?

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In trying to decide which doctype to use for my new web apps, I thought I’d see what other sites are currently using. Here are the results in order from least to most leading edge:

No doctype at all

HTML 4.0 Transitional w/o URL

HTML 4.0 Transitional Loose

HTML 4.0 Strict w/o URL

HTML 4.01 Transitional w/o URL

HTML 4.01 Transitional Loose

HTML 4.01 Strict

XHTML 1.0 Transitional

XHTML 1.0 Strict

XHTML 1.1

Conclusion

There are enough mainstream sites using XHTML now, that I feel it may be ready for prime time. Since I don’t have a lot of legacy pages to deal with, I’m going to use XHTML 1.0 Strict.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

Written by Brian Adkins

July 12, 2007 at 10:01 pm

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Oregon Man Flies 193 Miles In Lawn Chair

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I learned about this lawn chair flight from Matt Promise’s blog.

Balloons suspend Kent Couch in a lawn chair as he floats in the skies near Bend, Ore., Saturday, July 7, 2007. Couch, on his way to Idaho, carried a global positioning system device, a two-way radio, a digital camcorder and a cell phone. He also had instruments to measure his altitude and speed and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as a ballast, he could turn a spigot, release water and rise.

Couch is the latest American to emulate Larry Walters — who in 1982 rose three miles above Los Angeles in a lawn chair lifted by balloons. Walters had surprised an airline pilot, who radioed the control tower that he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair.

Here is an article on Fox News.

Written by Brian Adkins

July 11, 2007 at 10:33 am

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