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Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Tue Jul 14 03:12:25 PDT 2009

I'd suggest using the HTML 5 doctype so it's ready to go in the  
future, but essentially using HTML 4.01 transitional.

On Jul 14, 2009, at 2:39 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> I have not kept up with the developments of HTML 5 except for the  
> canvas tag. Is there a specific feature of HTML 5 you believe we  
> should be using on the MacPorts web site, or are you just talking  
> about changing the doctype? Would changing the doctype to HTML 5's  
> give us better browser compatibility than we have now? I thought we  
> were pretty much as good as we could get now with the XHTML 1.1  
> doctype, though dropping back to XHTML 1.0 transitional or even HTML  
> 4.01 wouldn't be out of the question. and 
>  both use HTML 4.01 today.
> #20278 was due to an inexplicable issue on the user's end that  
> reformatted and changed the source code of our web site, breaking  
> it; nothing we can do to fix that.
> #14062 was due to Internet Explorer not handling XHTML documents  
> served with the correct content type, so we fixed it by serving the  
> incorrect content type to IE only.

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