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" <firstname.lastname@example.org > > > 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 > > > > > > > > > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Prototype & script.aculo.us" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to prototype-scriptaculous+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/prototype-scriptaculous?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---