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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 18:16:56 -0700
Message-Id: <40AECB0A-E006-464E-9169-76357D70D885@apple.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: matt@builtfromsource.com


On Apr 13, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Matthew Ratzloff wrote:

>
> 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.

That's not correct - all browsers of reasonably recent vintage  
recognize this as a standards mode doctype. However, Safari and  
Firefox will trigger quirks mode on "<!DOCTYPE html5>".

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Saturday, 14 April 2007 01:17:09 UTC

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