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RE: Intent to Conform (was Re: Version information)

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 11:01:51 -0700
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27D6D626C4@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com] wrote:
>Fair enough, but <!DOCTYPE html> has the significant advantage that
>it triggers standards mode in current browsers, so it's easier to
>make content that degrades gracefully. I don't think <!DOCTYPE html5>
>would.

Umm, it does in IE.  And I'd expect it to in any other browser, too - it's an unknown doctype.

>And conversely, saying that HTML5 documents start with <!DOCTYPE
>html><html> (which is already distinguishable from HTML4) would not
>rule out requiring <!DOCTYPE html><html version=6> for HTML6.

Would you put the version attribute on <html> in html5?

-C
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2007 18:02:00 UTC

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