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Dachshund - The dachshund is a long dog, also called a 'sausage dog' because of its shape. Use this Dogtype if you have one of those old sites that has everything on site on one looooong single page. This page will carry on scrolling down forever as it loads. You know ones I mean. Scroll much further and you will probably find yourself in Australia. (Of course, if you live in Australia, then you will probably end up scrolling down to England. Life can be tough sometimes, can't it?) When I come across one of these sites I start to get really jittery as I watch scrollbar shrink down to about one millimeter wide. My mouse is simply not engineered to be able to get hold of something that small!
Great Dane - Restricted Dogtype for websites in Denmark (near Norway, Europe). This Dogtype is expected to be of little significance to most webmasters in rest of world.
Unfortunately none of current versions of IE are compatible with any of these new Dogtypes (except Mutt/Mongrel). So IE will render your pages in Quirks mode whether you use them or not. Other browsers handle Dogtypes correctly and it is anticipated that IE7 will do so too.
Web developers believe that if Dogtype declaration is included in major search engine listings it will be a big help to Web users everywhere. Surfers will be warned in advance whether a site uses lots of Flash, scripts or animations and can then decide whether or not to click on a link.
The above Dogtypes will all have a Strict and a Transitional version. The Transitional Dogtypes all allow for use of deprecated squeaky pet toys. Unfortunately though, there are no plans for any of new Dogtypes to have a Frameset version.
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