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

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:23:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4887149F.4010501@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: "Michael A.Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>, public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>

I do not understand what benefit could accrue
from allowing the incorporation of a DOCTYPE
that conflicts with the actual syntax of the
document.

Philip TAYLOR
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Henri Sivonen wrote:
 >
 > On Jul 23, 2008, at 13:53, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
 >
 >> 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.
 >
 >
 > The spec intentionally allows no doctype or any doctype in the XML
 > serialization, because placing restrictions on the doctype would violate
 > spec layering and micromanage syntax on the XML layer.
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