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Re: DOCTYPE affects Netscape 6

From: <JAMESICUS@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 18:48:11 EST
Message-ID: <7a.1fd73d16.2952813b@aol.com>
To: html-tidy@w3.org
CC: carole@fates.org
In a message dated 12/19/01 8:31:04 AM US Mountain Standard Time, 
carole@fates.org writes:

>  Running 'tidy -asxml' puts in a DOCTYPE declaration that seems to confuse
>  Netscape 6.  Now, this seems like a perfectly valid w3c-compliant
>  declaration, so it may be Netscape's fault.

I personally always copy and paste the DOCTYPE declaration constructs from 
one of my templates whenever I create a new page and thus had never observed 
the ones affixed by Tidy. I just ran an old (HTML version 4.0) document 
through HTML-Kit/Tidy -- using the convert to XHTML facility -- which 
produced the following constructs:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">


This is deficient IAW the W3C XHTML 1.0 Specification (the XML declaration is 
missing and the html root element does not include the language attributions) 
which prescribes (for example):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">


James Pickering
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