W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > April 2007

Re: HTML version issue summary?

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 03:36:36 +0200
Message-ID: <462EB0A4.4020609@design-noir.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak schrieb:
>> I would like the version string to be:
>>
>>  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 5.0//EN">
>>
>> thus specifically identifying 5.0 in case we decide to do a 5.1, 5.2, 
>> etc..
> 
> Did you read my message about why versioning (if we have it) should be 
> in an attribute, not the doctype? [...]  (and as Sam Ruby
> just pointed out, it doesn't work for HTML/XHTML embedded in RSS or Atom 
> feeds).

I don't see a single reason why version information is needed for HTML 
in feeds. It just makes everything harder for everyone. Especially for 
those who want to abuse the HTML version for doing rendering mode 
switches, that would be insane to follow.

--Dao
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 01:36:40 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:15:53 GMT