wow this has really opened a can of worms for me!
I've read various resources on doctypes and apart from my brain hurting, I really don't know which doctype to use. if I use 4.01 transitional with a uri the css2 positioning stuff works but other buggier stuff doesn't. The site I'm building doesn't necessarily have to be standards compliant so what should I do. plus the uri linking to the w3 page can actually link anywhere or contain complete nonsense and still work, so whats the point?
I can't believe that not only do I have to wrestle with 47 different browser types on 14 different platforms (ok 2 actually) I now have each browser behaving differently according to which doctype I use!