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Re: some conformance questions

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:05:34 -0400
Message-ID: <4C1AD46E.3050802@mit.edu>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 6/17/10 8:15 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> Firefox currently returns
>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
> Transitional//EN"><html><head><title></title></head><body></body></html>

Where by "currently" we mean "shipping Firefox".  Development builds 
have about:blank be the empty HTML document.  See 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=514412

> according to View Source, and this is also non-conforming
> (almost-standards doctype).

That's a quirks doctype.  See 
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/tokenization.html#quirks-mode-doctypes 
the last item in the list:

   #  The system identifier is missing and the public identifier starts
      with: "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//"

-Boris
Received on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:06:18 UTC

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