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Case-sensitivity of "<!DOCTYPE ..."

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 11:15:56 -0500
Message-ID: <349011BC.CBC0C4DF@w3.org>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Hello editors,

While working on the CSS specification, I found that
if the document type declaration does not appear
with upper case letters:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">"

but instead is written:

<!doctype html public ...

then nsgmls complains and the document is not recognized.

I think the HTML spec should say something about the
case-sensitivity of the document type declaration. Could
someone with an SMGL book let me know and I'll add


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