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Re: Clarify what it means for the system identifier to be missing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 00:19:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML Issue Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805240019320.12911@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 3 Mar 2008, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> On 27 Feb 2008, at 22:20, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 22:58:02 +0100, Geoffrey Sneddon
> > <foolistbar@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > On 27 Feb 2008, at 21:51, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > > > I'm pretty sure I remember the tokenizer making a difference between the
> > > > empty string and it being absent. Are you sure?
> > > 
> > > I don't see anything (looking even closer than before) about it.
> > 
> > From
> > 
> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-tokenisation.html
> > 
> > "When a DOCTYPE token is created, its name, public identifier, and system
> > identifier must be marked as missing, ..."
> > 
> > "Set the DOCTYPE token's system identifier to the empty string, ..."
> 
> That's an awfully long way from where it is defined as being missing  
> could it be mentioned in parenthesis in 8.2.4.7. The initial insertion 
> mode (where the list of DOCTYPEs that triggers quirks is) when it is 
> missing?. Also, it seems that it never actually sets it to be _not_ 
> missing anywhere.

Spec updated to make this clearer.

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