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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@ltgt.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:31:55 +0100
Message-ID: <a9699fd20901260331r6a91b03fp7d04afae67ef8504@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 06:03:15 +0100, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>
>> [...] 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.
>
> FWIW, <!DOCTYPE html> also fulfills the DOCTYPE syntax. It's just that some
> tools cannot generate all possible correct DOCTYPEs.

In their defense, <!DOCTYPE html> is completely useless in XML (and
the tools we're talking about are mostly XML tools, even if
serializing as "something that looks like HTML").
But yes, <!DOCTYPE html> fulfills the DOCTYPE syntax, so XML tools
might very well allow you to output it too, whichever the
serialization (XML or HTML).

-- 
Thomas Broyer
Received on Monday, 26 January 2009 11:32:32 GMT

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