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Re: several messages

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 06:26:38 +0200
Message-ID: <48BE11FE.5030801@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 03.57:

> On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> 
>> But an ugly yet meaningful string will lead many to guess that you can 
>> actualy write pretty much whatever you want in there.
> 
> I think an empty string has no less chance of that.
> 
>> Ugly string: less use, but more errors and fantasy.
>> Empty string: simple = more use, but hard to make errors.
> 
> I don't think it's any harder. I do think it would see more use.
> 
> Frankly I'm not really sold on the need for this at all. I'd much rather 
> remove this alternative DOCTYPE altogether than make it the empty string.

Plan B:

	<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC>
	<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "">

Rationale: One DOCTYPE, disguised as two. The simplest way to 
cater for all needs without creating confusion.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 3 September 2008 04:27:27 GMT

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