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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:06:56 +0200
Message-ID: <488710D0.1030404@gmx.de>
To: "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>
CC: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>

Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com> wrote:
>> Why not instead say explicitly the following?
>>
>> "XML serialized HTML5 Documents may omit the doctype. When including a
>> doctype, authors must use "<!DOCTYPE html>" (just like the text/html
>> serialization)."
> 
> That makes perfect sense to me. It's making it clear that such XML
> documents may contain <!DOCTYPE html>.  That sounds a lot better than
> "a DOCTYPE", which could mean any doctype.

Hm. So are you saying that they can't use any doctype?

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 11:07:42 UTC

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