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Re: Allow other doctypes

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:15:06 -0400
Message-ID: <6b9c91b20706180115s213b934dyd5af200d3e78737b@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On 6/17/07, Sean Fraser <sean@elementary-group.com> wrote:
>  On Sun Jun 17 16:09 , "Michael A. Puls II"  sent:
>
>
> >If you don't care about conforming, you could theoretically
>  >use HTML5 elements with any HTML doctype as the browser
>  >just handles HTML period. (However this might not be true
>  >for all browsers.)
>
>  Graceful error handling allows browsers to ignore undefined elements but
> render defined elements, e.g., dialog is ignored but its dt/dd elements are
> displayed. I did the following rough test case with a few HTML5 elements
> some months ago to see what occurs during error handling:
> http://www.elementary-group-standards.com/formaldehyde/html-html5-elements.html
>  Some browsers already render canvas.

Yep. Everything falls back nicely, even in Netscape 4.8 and Opera 2.12.

-- 
Michael
Received on Monday, 18 June 2007 08:15:12 GMT

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