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Re: several messages

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 03:43:52 +0200
Message-ID: <48BDEBD8.3090505@malform.no>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson 2008-09-03 01.18:

> Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Jirka Kosek:

>> <!DOCYTPE HTML PUBLIC "XSLT-generated">
>> could lead to a greater confusion between not well educated web 
>> developers.
> The empty string one looks reasonable, which means that it's not an 
> option. The whole point here is to get people to use <!DOCTYPE HTML> and 
> not something else, so we want something that doesn't look reasonable.

The identifier has always looked incomprehensible, but ugly.

But an ugly yet meaningful string will lead many to guess that you 
can actualy write pretty much whatever you want in there.

Ugly string: less use, but more errors and fantasy.
Empty string: simple = more use, but hard to make errors.


>> <!DOCYTPE HTML PUBLIC "<put your favorite processor here>-generated">
> Hm, yeah, good point. Ok, I've changed it to XSLT-compat

Possible misspellings: XSLT-comp, XSLT-compatible, XSL-compat ...

<doctype html public ""> = nice synonym to <doctype html>, and it 
also tells a message: The end of versioned HTML.

I think we should write a spec and not Zen like gotchas. If the 
spec can provide a feeling of "world order", that's a good thing.

My 2 Ýre.
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 3 September 2008 01:44:41 UTC

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