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Re: [BUGFIX] Tidy supplies obsolete DOCTYPE

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:47:14 -0600
To: "J. David Bryan" <jdbryan@acm.org>
Cc: HTML Tidy List <html-tidy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF314B02EE.6C605403-ON86256894.0047F740@rfdinc.com>

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, J. David Bryan wrote:

> This report is for the Tidy version of 13th January 2000.
>
> When Tidy is asked to supply a DOCTYPE (e.g., with the configuration
option
> "doctype: strict"), it will supply one for HTML 4.0, which is obsolete.
> The error is in lexer.c, lines 51-67):
>
>   struct _vers
>   {
>       char *name;
>       char *voyager_name;
>       char *profile;
>       int code;
>   } W3C_Version[] =
>   {
>       {"HTML 2.0", "XHTML 1.0 Strict", voyager_strict, VERS_HTML20},
>       {"HTML 3.2", "XHTML 1.0 Transitional", voyager_loose, VERS_HTML32},
>       {"HTML 4.0", "XHTML 1.0 Strict", voyager_strict,
VERS_HTML40_STRICT},
>       {"HTML 4.0 Transitional", "XHTML 1.0 Transitional", voyager_loose,
VERS_HTML40_LOOSE},
>       {"HTML 4.0 Frameset", "XHTML 1.0 Frameset", voyager_frameset,
VERS_FRAMES},
>       {"HTML 4.01", "XHTML 1.0 Strict", voyager_strict,
VERS_HTML40_STRICT},
>       {"HTML 4.01 Transitional", "XHTML 1.0 Transitional", voyager_loose,
VERS_HTML40_LOOSE},
>       {"HTML 4.01 Frameset", "XHTML 1.0 Frameset", voyager_frameset,
VERS_FRAMES}
>   };
>
> Because the HTML 4.0 and 4.01 DOCTYPE strings carry the same internal
> version flags (e.g., VERS_HTML40_STRICT), Tidy uses the first string
> encountered with the desired version flag when generating the requested
> DOCTYPE.  As the HTML 4.0 strings are first, they are used in preference
to
> the 4.01 strings.  Placing the 4.01 strings ahead of the 4.0 strings
solves
> the problem.

Thanks for spotting this. I will reverse the order of the entries in
this table to correct this. I plan to make a new release within the
next 2 weeks.

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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