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Re: Doctype on text/html Pages (Was: [author-guide] Character Entity References Chart)

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:17:22 +0100
To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080722131722.GB13143@stripey.com>

Robert J Burns writes:

> ... section 2.1 says that a Doctype is not required by the draft while
> section 8.1 says that it is required by the draft: both normative. ...
> a text/html serialized HTML5 document either does or doesn't require a
> doctype depending on whether the author follows section 2.1 or section
> 8.1.

The only mention of "doctype" I can see in section 2.1 is:

  Such XML documents may contain a DOCTYPE if desired, but this is not
  required to conform to this specification.

Clearly that's talking about XML, so isn't relevant to text/html.

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