drhowarddrfine - 5:30 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)
As a differing opinion, I don't feel you want to be 'looser' as you learn html because you may pick up bad habits. Forgiven by the browser you won't understand why it doesn't work, or won't validate, when you switch to strict or xhtml. So learn the details from the beginning and there will be fewer problems later. Use html strict.