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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 00:42:24 +0200
Message-ID: <46200750.6010305@design-noir.de>
To: matt@builtfromsource.com
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Matthew Ratzloff schrieb:
> On Fri, April 13, 2007 2:55 pm, Arthur Jennings wrote:
>> Perhaps this is a dumb question, but why can't "<!DOCTYPE html>" be that
>> clearly identifiable identifier? I doubt it currently occurs in the wild
>> outside of authors who are anticipating HTML 5.
> 
> Safari and Firefox don't recognize "<!DOCTYPE html>" as a valid doctype,
> instead bailing out to quirks mode.

Actually, the WHATWG chose <!DOCTYPE html> because it does trigger 
standards mode across browsers.

--Dao
Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 22:42:31 UTC

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