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Re: Doctypes and the dialects of HTML 5

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 02:05:56 +0200
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tpvg76yl5rel5w@quark>

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:00:58 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

>> * authoring tools
>
> I was trying to say earlier in this thread that the authoring tool case  
> seems to be the case that could actually need "versioning" in the form  
> of the document instance declaring an authoring tool configuration hook.

I'll just provide my experience in the field of authoring tools and HTML  
versioning. Visual Studio 2005 introduces "conformance checking" as a way  
of live-validating (X)HTML documents against a given profile. However, the  
profile is chosen on a project by project basis and is not coupled with  
the document or its DOCTYPE at all. Changing the conformance level does  
not change the DOCTYPE either.

This is reflected in the possible values to choose from in the conformance  
dropdown box, where "Internet Explorer 5" is one of the values, which of  
course has nothing to do with a DOCTYPE, DTD or arguably even not  
conformance. So to me, it seems like the same requirement applies to both  
conformance ckeckers and authoring tools, but other authoring tools might  
of course have other requirements than Visual Studio 2005.

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