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[doctype] useless/not required or useful/required

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:34:36 +0900
Message-Id: <4BEFC5BD-E86B-4515-B2FA-F07AEA7FC01B@w3.org>
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Hi Editors,

    [[[
    8.1.1. The DOCTYPE
    A DOCTYPE is a mostly useless, but required, header.
    ]]]
    -- HTML 5
    http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/spec/Overview.html#the- 
doctype
    Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:20:32 GMT

please change the sentence to:

	A DOCTYPE is a required header.

Rationale:
Either
* it is useless and not needed, then it should not be part of the  
specification at all.
* if it is required because "Including the DOCTYPE in a document  
ensures that the browser makes a best-effort attempt at following the  
relevant specifications." then it is not useless.

Thanks.


-- 
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 01:34:48 UTC

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