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RE: Doctypes and the dialects of HTML 5

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 21:45:25 -0400
To: "'Lachlan Hunt'" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "'Jirka Kosek'" <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <018701c76e7f$427b7e80$0702a8c0@Guides.local>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > But browser is not only component which deals with HTML
> > markup. Let's say you for some reason want to use only
> > subset of HTML which is known to be supported on all
> > mobile devices. You should be able to indicate which
> > version of HTML you are using for tools which are used
> > to generate markup (e.g. HTML editor) or check markup
> > (validator which checks that you are using only
> > elements that are defined in particular version of
> > HTML).
> > 
> Why does such an indication need to be included in the
> document itself? Such use cases better addressed through
> options provided by the tool. Although, in my experience,
> human knowledge of browser limitations is far superior to
> the information provided by any existing tool.

Asking a na´ve and honest question: would indications for support like this
be better handled in the head by something like a "supports" element?

<head>
	<supports type="hmme">
</head>  

(FYI, "hmme" = Hypothetical Mobile Markup Extensions)

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