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Re: Legacy Doctype and Doctype Versioning

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:15:02 -0800
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <E88D0684-5C1A-48C7-A9F1-7BA885288D09@apple.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

On Jan 19, 2010, at 4:43 PM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Larry Masinter wrote:
>> Are there documents that are conforming to HTML 4.01 but are also "quirks mode"?
> 
> Yes.  From the spec, these two trigger quirks mode:
> 
> *  The system identifier is missing and the public identifier starts with: "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//"
> * The system identifier is missing and the public identifier starts with: "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//"
> 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#dfnReturnLink-6

I suspect most people know this, but just to be clear, the HTML 4.01 Strict DTD will *not* trigger quirks mode.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 21 January 2010 03:15:36 UTC

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