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Re: Allow other doctypes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 23:09:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sean Fraser <sean@elementary-group.com>
Cc: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706172307280.26929@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, Sean Fraser wrote:
> On Sat Jun 16 18:47 , Ian Hickson sent:
> >
> > Conforming HTML4 and XHTML1 docs will not become non-conforming HTML4 
> > and XHTML1 docs. They'll remain conforming HTML4 and XHTML1 docs. They 
> > won't be conforming HTML5 docs because they aren't HTML5 docs in the 
> > first place. I don't see this as a problem.
> 
> If a document is conforming HTML 4 (with the appropriate doctype used) 
> but the doctype were changed to an HTML5 doctype and passed HTML5 
> conformance checking, that document would be both HTML4 and HTML5 
> conforming.

In many cases yes (there are also many cases where that's not the case, as 
HTML5 closes a number of loopholes that were in HTML4).


> I'm curious. What makes an HTML5 document an HTML5 document?

I don't understand the question. What do you mean?

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