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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:09:11 +0100
Message-ID: <497DA7E7.9020500@lachy.id.au>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> So, to continue an earlier idea of mine [1], how about
> 
>   <!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "about:dtd-compat">
> 
> 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].

Using any string containing "dtd" is potentially misleading because it 
could suggest the availability of a DTD.  The exception would be 
something like "about:no-dtd" which makes it clear there isn't one, but 
that doesn't make it clear that this DOCTYPE is meant for compatibility 
purposes.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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