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Re: HTML version issue summary?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:51:30 -0700
Message-Id: <611CCC96-71FC-4B30-9C3D-D748BAA6F5AD@apple.com>
Cc: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
To: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>


On Apr 24, 2007, at 6:36 PM, Dão Gottwald wrote:

> 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.

I'd personally prefer not to have spec-level versioning at all, but  
if it is truly needed, then it has to be done in a way that addresses  
all the relevant use cases.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 01:51:48 UTC

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