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Re: Doctypes and the dialects of HTML 5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 22:40:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Daniel Schattenkirchner <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0703242238510.14425@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 24 Mar 2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> When HTML6 comes out, but there are still HTML5 conformance checkers 
> around, wouldn't you want to mark your HTML6 document as something that 
> should not necessarily be expected to pass an HTML5 conformance checker?

No. Conformance checkers should say (like the W3C one does) what version 
they are checking against. They should also offer different versions or 
profiles to check against (e.g. "the subset supported by IE", "HTML5", 
"HTML6"). But the version you check against is independent of the version 
the document was authored for, and neither version belongs in the 
document, IMHO.

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