At 1:02 pm +0100 25/9/02, Julian Voelcker wrote:
>I understand that there are some issues with IE and adding the <?xml
>version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?> Tag at the top of pages, however
>if this isn't a problem for me or I can work around them is it sensible
>to try to include these in the page?
AFAIK it forces IE6 into quirks mode; amongst other things this means
it reverts to the non-standard IE5-style box-model.
Pages without the xml prologue do validate at the W3C. I am not aware
of any advantage to including the prologue, but quirks mode in IE6 is
not usually what you want if you primarily code to standards.
Anyone know any reason why we'd want to include the prologue
(*except* to force IE6 into quirks)?