Hmm. Transitional might seem like a good idea, but the whole point of strict is to ensure proper coding.
Roger Johansson has written an excellent article many moons ago addressing this desire to use XHTML transitional
I’ve read a lot of debate about how if you’re going to use XHTML transitional, you should really consider at least going back to HTML Strict. It’s something to do with forcing browsers into proper standards compliant mode.