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Re: Versioning and the end user

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 16:05:02 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C25BC42E.2345%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 4/28/07 3:52 AM, "Mike Schinkel" <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com> wrote:

> 
> Matthew Ratzloff wrote:
>> To be honest, I'm not sure why so many people are opposed to perpetuating
>> the standard DOCTYPE, with slight changes to remove the references to DTD.
>>  So it's not SGML.  Who cares?  Like it or not, DOCTYPEs are associated
>> with both HTML and XHTML now.  Why not:
>> 
>> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//HTML 5.0//EN">
>> 
>> Is that really such a bad thing?
>>   
> Yes it is a bad thing.   It can't be remembered by people who don't use
> it day in and day out. An insignificant number of web authors understand
> it and the rest just copy and paste it, possibly getting it wrong, or
> worse just don't include it (I know I've been in that latter category.)

Agreed.
 
Also, I'm for the versioning number idea. The IE guy complains that they
must have it. The other browser people say they don't need it. Lets just put
it in there so IE can -get moving- and so the rest of the web can finally
get moving again.

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