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[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 13:01:02 +0200
Message-ID: <425512EE.9060205@annevankesteren.nl>
Jim Ley wrote:
>>> Entities. Or is that problem going to be solved by: "use UTF-8"?
>>> (Which would be something I wouldn't disagree with, although for
>>> mathematical symbols it might be a pain to enter them.)
>> 
>> In my world that is solved by no longer claiming that HTML is an
>> SGML application.
> 
> So please state that clearly in the specification.
> 
> Can you also explain the point of the <!DOCTYPE ...  gibberish that 
> the specs require at the top of documents?  What are they doing, 
> please remove them, they serve no purpose whatsoever.  Or if they do 
> serve a purpose, document what the purpose is.

You should know the purpose I guess. (Standards mode.) I agree that it
should be documentated.


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  Anne van Kesteren
  <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Thursday, 7 April 2005 04:01:02 UTC

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