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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:25:18 +0100
Message-ID: <49708ABE.9060408@kosek.cz>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Sam Ruby wrote:

> Going forward, I would appreciate it if everybody with an opinion on the
> subject would weigh in on which of the following options they could live
> with:
> 
> 1) Single DOCTYPE, with a null quoted string
>
> 2) DOCTYPE with an optional null quoted string

XSLT WG is now working on erratum for XSLT 2.0 which might prevent XSLT
from generating such doctypes (reason for this change has nothing to do
with HTML5), see:

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5893

So it might be safer to not rely on this particular syntax.

> 3) Two DOCTYPES: one "preferred" with no quoted string, and one
> "pejorative" with the value "legacy-compat".
> 
> 4) Two DOCTYPES: one with no quoted string, and one with a value of
> "XSLT-compat" that should not be used unless the document is generated from
> XSLT.

Both are fine with me.

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