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Re: Doctypes and the dialects of HTML 5

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 14:26:49 -0700
Message-Id: <3EA5A8A0-3FA2-40D5-8037-CA7540FD349B@apple.com>
Cc: Daniel Schattenkirchner <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>


On Mar 24, 2007, at 11:19 AM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

>
> Daniel Schattenkirchner wrote:
>> from an authors point of view I was wondering how HTML5 will  
>> handle doctypes (I hope we all know why they are important).
>
> DOCTYPEs only serve 2 practical purposes in the real world for  
> HTML: DTD based validation and DOCTYPE sniffing.  HTML5 does away  
> with DTD based validation because DTDs cannot express the  
> conformance requirements of HTML adequately enough (there are much  
> better alternatives!).

When HTML6 comes out, but there are still HTML5 conformance checkers  
around, wouldn't you want to mark your HTML6 document as something  
that should not necessarily be expected to pass an HTML5 conformance  
checker?

Likewise for HTML5 now and HTML4 validators.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Saturday, 24 March 2007 21:27:48 GMT

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