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Does Firefox 4.0.1 actually use the <!DOCTYPE statement?

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I have an html page that begins with:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

The web browsers starting with IE8 and older handle the web page, including Firefox 4.0.1, but IE9 does not work. I would like for Firefox 4.0.1 use the standards as specified in the dtd file so I can use the error console to see that html statements do not conform to the dtd standards.

Thanks

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I have an html page that begins with: <pre><nowiki><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"></nowiki></pre> The web browsers starting with IE8 and older handle the web page, including Firefox 4.0.1, but IE9 does not work. I would like for Firefox 4.0.1 use the standards as specified in the dtd file so I can use the error console to see that html statements do not conform to the dtd standards. Thanks ''edited by a moderator to show the tags''

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