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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:46:57 +0200
To: "Jens Meiert" <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ttyf0jlg64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:44:08 +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.
>> 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?
> I /propose/ to add one, two sentences /why/ the Doctype has been  
> simplified, in a document that is indeed targeting HTML 4 /differences/,  
> but is /probably/ not damaged by adding short explanations of key  
> concepts.
> If that suggestion doesn't reach consensus, fine.

It was "simplified" because none of the other information was needed.  
<!doctype html> is enough to trigger standards mode in existing browsers.  
If, based on this information, you would like to propose some specific  
text changes that would be cool and I'll look into integrating them. I'm  
not really sure how to make it more clear myself.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 08:47:05 UTC

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