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Thread: Doctype and global accessibility?

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    Doctype and global accessibility?

    I have tried to make my website accessible to older computers and probably "antique" browsers, as I know people from all over the world with these types of computers and browsers will be (have been) on my website.

    And to make them work without coding alternate pages I have had to strip Doctype messages from the top of my html pages.
    When I tried the Validator, I got all kinds of errors and "This is not a valid..." whatever.

    I have been using CSS, and have been trying to clean it up and make it easier to use.

    Is it essential that I have these codes at the top, or do I have to come up with redirects, and alternate pages? What a pain.

    Also need some kind of script to get visitors to leave me some info when they download my Free Samples.

    Any suggestions would be more than welcome.

    aRené
    René

    ReneOdeay.com

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    Oy.

    Use some kind of server side template script to create two versions of each page.

    Using a correct doctype puts modern browsers in standards compliance mode, which is a very good thing.

    http://www.hut.fi/u/hsivonen/doctype
    http://www.alistapart.com/articles/doctype/
    http://www.juicystudio.com/choosing-doctype/
    http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

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