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RE: Is "breaking the Web" with HTML 5 a non issue?

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:38:46 -0400
To: <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <02f201c91cd1$aef78750$0ce695f0$@com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip TAYLOR in Bolsehle [mailto:Ralf.Kahle@t-online.de]
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 12:48 PM
> To: Justin James
> Cc: public-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Is "breaking the Web" with HTML 5 a non issue?
> 
> 
> 
> Justin James wrote:
> 
> > This seems like less than ideal behavior. What is the point of
> DOCTYPE if
> > UAs don't make any kind of decisions based upon it?
> >
> > I think this might be a very good time, then, to propose that the
> HTML 5
> > spec state clearly that text/html content should be parsed as HTML 4
> 
> ==> "should be parsed according to its declared DOCTYPE".  Why should
> HTML 3.2 not be parsed as such, if the parsing model required differs
> from that of HTML 4.01 ?  The specification should also address
> how to parse documents for which there is no DOCTYPE, or for
> which there is no public identifier and for which the URL
> for the DTD can no longer be resolved.

Even better than what I suggested! :)

Thanks!

J.Ja
Received on Monday, 22 September 2008 16:39:35 GMT

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