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Re: [W3C docs] We should teach by example.

From: Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 16:22:40 -0500
Message-ID: <bde87dd20707061422r52b96013w471ab98405492f66@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org>
Cc: "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 7/6/07, Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org>

> DOCTYPE defines the dialect of the language in which the
> document is written;  without it, the document consists
> of an arbitrary mixture of angle-brackets, ampersands, semi-colons
> and prose : with it, the document is an instance of SGML which
> can be parsed and converted into a meaning and/or a rendering.

Actually, most web browsers will gladly render HTML without it, especially
if the server sends an appropriate Content-Type header.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-doctype (can't get to
the w3.org version ATM)

> @ shouldn't be encoded when it is separating the user and domain portion
> > of the URI.  It should be encoded elsewhere (which is why my FTP login
> > on a certain server is ftp://username%40example.com@example.com)
> Could you cite chapter-and-verse on that, please ?


Jon Barnett
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 21:22:44 UTC

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