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Re: If we have versioning, it should be in an attribute, not the doctype

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:57:39 -0700
Message-Id: <4505D22E-C92C-4AFC-83C3-046ECA0ABDDC@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: matt@builtfromsource.com


On Apr 17, 2007, at 2:52 PM, Matthew Ratzloff wrote:

>
> On Tue, April 17, 2007 1:51 pm, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
>> it should be in an attribute on the root element, not in the
>> doctype string.
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> <!DOCTYPE html>
>> <html version=5.0>
>
> I agree; this is fine.  In fact, Simon Pieters, I, and others proposed
> this very thing on the WHAT WG list (for the reasons Chris Wilson  
> stated)
> and were promptly shut down.  So it's nice to see others come to  
> the same
> conclusion after all this back and forth.  :-)

Just to be super clear, I'm *not* saying versioning is good (I'll  
state my opinion on that more generally soon). But I do think that  
*if* we have a version marker, it should be an attribute on the root,  
not part of the doctype declaration.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 21:59:11 UTC

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