Without a DOCTYPE, it's not valid, not in any flavor of HTML in modern- 
day use.

Walter

On Jun 8, 2009, at 2:31 PM, Paul Kim wrote:

> I guess this mean that I must use DOCTYPES when using Prototype.  I  
> was expecting Prototype to work consistently whether or not there  
> was a DOCTYPE present.
>
> - Paul
>
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Alex McAuley 
> <webmas...@thecarmarketplace.com 
> > wrote:
>
> This has been discussed many times before .. if i recall correctly its
> somehting to do with Quirksmode
>
> HTH
>
> Alex
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kimbaudi" <kimba...@gmail.com>
> To: "Prototype & script.aculo.us" <prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com 
> >
> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 5:58 PM
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Why does document.viewport.getDimensions()  
> not work
> without a DOCTYPE?
>
>
> >
> > Hi, I have taken a look at the Prototype API and it says that
> > document.viewport.getDimensions() should return the size of the
> > viewport. I have created a simple page with a <div> with width of
> > 100px and height of 100px.  I am hoping to alert the height of the
> > browser window, but I get the height of the div. I didn't understand
> > why the height of the div got alerted instead of the browser window.
> > It appears that I needed to add a DOCTYPE in order for
> > document.viewport.getDimensions() to work properly. Can anybody
> > explain why the DOCTYPE is required for Prototype to return the
> > correct viewport height? I have pasted the code that incorrectly
> > returns the height of the div instead of the viewport on pastie:
> > http://pastie.org/504692.
> >
> > Just add a doctype and you get the correct result:
> > Replace <html>
> > with
> > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
> >      "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd";>
> > <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";>
> >
> >
> > I hope to use Prototype with Ext JS in the future, but it seems that
> > Prototype recommends/requires the use of DOCTYPES while Ext JS
> > recommends against using DOCTYPES in order to avoid bugs in IE.
> >
> > - Paul K
> > >
> >
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