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Re: HTML5 Doctype - too unspecific?

From: Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:56:26 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJ0g8QQZ3OoenpWnFkQZw_5Cm_6PZxSN5_ukixKh+v-Bqzt5zg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Cc: W3C WWW HTML Editor <www-html-editor@w3.org>
> So what if HTML6 will eventually come up? How are validators supposed to
> behave?
> Shouldn't the HTML5 doctype tag contain a simple version information at
> least?

Not sure whether anyone compiled a standard answer to this (it has
come up a number of times), but check the WHATWG FAQ at
<http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ> (look for DOCTYPE and versions) and
what Ian wrote in this post about a living standard, as opposed to a
snapshot-based (versioned) system:

Jens O. Meiert
Received on Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:57:17 UTC

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