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

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 00:18:37 +0200
To: matt@builtfromsource.com, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tqx79b177a8kvn@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 23:52:32 +0200, Matthew Ratzloff  
<matt@builtfromsource.com> wrote:

>> <!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.  :-)

I did propose a version attribute a while back[1], but that was at the  
same time as I proposed to change the doctype to <!doctype html>. The  
previous doctype had "HTML5" in it, so I presumed that there was a need to  
include information about what version of HTML a document claimed itself  
to be (what I had in mind then was for validators), but as was pointed out  
that is not an issue. I am not in favor of versioning. My proposal to  
include a version attribute back then was not for the same reasons Chris  
Wilson stated at all.

[1]  
http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2006-February/005875.html
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Simon Pieters
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 22:18:33 UTC

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