I always use Elliot Jay Stocks Starkers theme to start from when building WordPress themes. The doctype is set for transitional. when i build just xhtml/css sites i usually go with strict.
Is there a specific reason this theme is set to transitional?
does it have to do with WP and should you even use strict with WP?
also, i build the theme in xhtml/css first to make sure its working in browsers before i add wordpress stuff, is it bad to build that in strict and then copy and paste in the chunks to a file thats set for transitional or do i need to build the first stages in transitional also.