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[Bug 12072] Comments before <!DOCTYPE html> should be forbidden

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Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:04:21 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Daniel.S <crazy-daniel@gmx.de> 2011-02-16 22:04:19 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> Following that logic, there is even less reason to make the XML declaration
> non-conforming. (Bug 12073)

Indeed. I don't see a reason to make it non-conforming at all. It's nothing
more than yet another talisman like xmlns. Conformance checkers should probably
inform about the talisman status though.

> It will anyhow affect legacy browsers, including IE9.

Let's face it: A lot of things defined by HTML5 affect any browsers from legacy
to current generation. We're in the middle of defining the standard. You just
have to break some things, else you'd either end up defining every quirk of
every browser or forbidding every feature that has a buggy implementation in
the wild.

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