Unless you're using a generic SGML validator or trying to be compatible with very old browsers, I would just omit the system identifier (i.e., URL). It's cleaner and reduces the
Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine
DOCTYPE declaration to something that can actually be memorized.
<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN">
I always find these nonsensical statements amusing. (I last read one in a school text book that was supposed to be teaching XHTML.) What does "conform to the later browser versions" even mean? To date, no version of Windows Internet Explorer even supports XHTML.
Originally Posted by sim_pack
It's also a bit funny to use a "transitional" DTD when you're trying to use the strictest, latest, and greatest language.