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Re: several messages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 06:54:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0809030649510.7044@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Ben Millard wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > We're not adding seven characters to the DOCTYPE just to cater for old 
> > software that won't even be a concern by the time the spec is done.
> 
> This seems an equally good reason against providing an alternate DOCTYPE 
> for XSLT, if XSLT gets updated to support <DOCTPE HTML> during the next 
> decade.

I tend to agree. But software can be updated on its own; XSLT is a 
standard and we don't know if it will be updated. So in the meantime it 
does make sense to make an effort to address the issue. We can always 
change it later.

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