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Re: Dynamic Doctype generation

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:31:51 -0700
To: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>, Olivier Dameron <olivier.dameron@chu-rennes.fr>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Message-id: <08f801c0c1db$c01564c0$6800000a@brownell.org>
> For example: A DOM implementation might want to recognize HTML documents
> and automatically create an HTMLDocument rather than a core Document.
> We recognize that this isn't an ideal sequence for those of you writing
> parsers... 

At least implementations using standards I'm most familiar with.

But ... if "HTML Documents" were only recognized using metadata,
never the document preface (DTD etc), then it'd be ideal.  Perhaps
there's some relevant parser that works that way.

>    But this is
> all work-in-progress and wasn't ready for standardization in DOM Level 2.

Actually, as I've commented before, that applies well to the
DTD-related changes which WERE made by DOM Level 2!

This could easily have been changed in later L2 drafts; the
work-in-progress stopped earlier than you imply.

- Dave
Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2001 12:32:59 UTC

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