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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:45:31 -0500
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF49B969AF.F6CB4B19-ON85257540.0045FB05-85257540.004615F6@us.ibm.com>
Anne van Kesteren wrote on 01/16/2009 07:21:06 AM:
>
> On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:14:39 +0100, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> > The following string is the smallest and simplest string that will
> > trigger
> > standards compatibility mode in all browsers (there was some confusion

> > over this, but that was resolved[5]) and can be produced by all known
> > tools.
> >
> > <!DOCTYPE html "">
>
> I think you mean <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC ""> as what you mention triggers
> quirks mode in e.g. Firefox and is not well-formed XML.

Agreed, and that adds an additional 7 characters over the minimalist
DOCTYPE.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Friday, 16 January 2009 12:46:17 GMT

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