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

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:06:01 +0300
Cc: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <748BD699-3DED-4748-91DF-1B40DA36EA5A@robburns.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Hi Julian,

On Jul 22, 2008, at 9:15 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Robert J Burns wrote:
>> ...
>> I guess you're right about that. We do require namespace processing  
>> to process HTML5. However, that gets away from the thrust of the  
>> message anyway. The point is that even if we allow the doctype to  
>> be omitted (even though XML requires it) should we even be  
>> discussing the option ...
>
> I'm not aware of XML requiring doctypes, except for DTD validity  
> checks. There are lots of vocabularies that work well without.

Again, that's not what my message was about. We could certainly have  
an interesting debate about that, but it's not really relevant to  
HTML5 (so doesn't really belong in WG discussions).

Take care,
Rob
Received on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 19:06:42 GMT

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