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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:28:10 +0100
Message-ID: <49708B6A.2000607@kosek.cz>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> Well, a) this DOCTYPE gives quirks mode in Firefox so is not an option
> anyway and b) we are having this discussion because of compatibility
> with XML tools; surely we can assume their serializers are not so messed
> up that they cannot generate the well-formed <!DOCTYPE html>, but can
> generate the non well-formed <!DOCTYPE html "">?

Why would you generate !DOCTYPE in XHTML content at all? And I don't
think that anyone is proposing use of <!DOCTYPE html ""> which is
incompatible with everything.

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