> No, it doesn't. And the doctype isn't 4.0, it's 4.01 (and yeah, it
> makes a difference).
After rereading your original question, I feel like I may not have
addressed the question. I was trying to address the idea that 4.01
transitional w/ URI OR 4.01 strict w/ URI throw the browser into the
same rendering modes as XHTML1.0 trans and XHTML1.0 strict,
respectively. So rendering mode shouldn't influence your choice of XHTML
versus HTML, as you can get the same level of predictability given you
choose the right ones.
However, even within any of one of these Doctypes, variations in the way
browsers handle the box model will occur--which I think is more to your
The idea is that when you choose one of them that browser rendering is
at least more predictable (albeit still not acceptable according to some).
The bottom line is that the box model renders just as predictably across
browsers using the HTML 4.01 trans w/ URI (the one AOL uses) as it does
with the analogous XHTML1.0 transitional flavor.
Hope this helps,
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