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Re: [doctype] useless/not required or useful/required

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:14:29 +0200
To: "Jens Meiert" <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ttyeiff364w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:09:46 +0200, Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>  
>>> We should probably add an explanation for the doctype simplification
>>> in the HTML 4 differences document as well.
>> How exactly does it not do that now?
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the mentioned three sentences in the  
> Doctype section do not cover reasons for any simplification (leaving out  
> Doctype identifiers, for example). Not necessarily a must in that  
> document, but it's a significant difference to HTML 4 and probably  
> beneficial for understanding HTML 5.

It says a DOCTYPE is only useful for triggering standards mode. It points  
to a document that says the same and elaborates on that point a lot. What  
else do you want it to say?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 08:14:42 UTC

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