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Re: [request for modifications] QA Tips: "Don't forget to add a doctype"

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:07:18 -0600
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Message-Id: <6AA0BF96-12CC-40BB-8551-529AB157D08B@w3.org>
Cc: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>

On 21 Dec 2009, at 5:54 AM, Karl Dubost wrote:

> Evangelista Team,
>
> in the QA Tips: [Don't forget to add a doctype][1], there are are  
> some factual errors that would be good to fix.

Hi Karl,

I have made the changes you suggested. Thank you,

  _ Ian


> Here some suggestions for modifying the text:
>
> 	Tools which process HTML documents, such as Web browsers,
> 	need to know which DTD an (X)HTML document is actually using:
> 	this is why each (X)HTML document needs, at the beginning, a
> 	DTD declaration, such as:
>
> s/Tools/Some tools/
> s/, such as Web browsers,/
> s/needs/might need/
>
> 	Why specify a doctype? Because it defines which version of (X)HTML
> 	your document is actually using, and this is a critical piece
> 	of information needed by browsers or other tools processing the  
> document.
>
> s/browsers or other/some/
>
> 	(and hence discovers errors that may affect the way your page is  
> rendered by various browsers).
>
> s/(and hence discovers errors that may affect the way your page is  
> rendered by various browsers)//
>
> 	But the most important thing is that with most families of browsers,
> 	a doctype declaration will make a lot of guessing unnecessary, and
> 	will thus trigger a "standard" parsing mode, where the understanding
> 	(and, as a result, the display) of the document is not only faster,
> 	it is also consistent and free of any bad surprise that documents
> 	without doctype will create.
>
> s/parsing mode,/rendering mode./
> remove everying after mode.
>
> [1]: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/Doctype
>
>
> -- 
> Karl Dubost
> Montréal, QC, Canada
> http://www.la-grange.net/karl/
>
>

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