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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 03:51:51 -0500
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com>, "Larry Masinter" <masinter@adobe.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, jonas@sicking.cc
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On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:03:15 -0500, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:
> So, to continue an earlier idea of mine [1], how about
>
>    <!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "about:dtd-compat">

That sounds the best. I like it. 

> Such a DTD would be easy to explain - e.g in Wikipedia, which allready  
> has an article about DOCTYPES, including the "DTD-less" HTML 5 doctype  
> [2]. The new doctype of HTML 5 is one of the most striking things about  
> it - many will notice it. And it is easy to explain that some old tools  
> expect old doctype syntax, and that, for them, the HTML 5 specification  
> has this SYSTEM variant of the DOCTYPE, with an about:URI in order to  
> formally fulfill the DOCTYPE syntax.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/mid/4970CF6D.5000302@malform.no
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctype


-- 
Michael
Received on Monday, 26 January 2009 08:52:29 GMT

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