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Re: More language tags would solve a lot of annoyances

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 03:09:18 +0100
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <40388aa3.266746471@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* David Woolley wrote:
>>>(Valid HTML 2 documents (which don't need <!DOCTYPE....) can start with
>>><TITLE>; this can also be the first tag agfter the <!DOCTYPE directive
>>>for HTML 4.01 documents.)
>> I don't know what a "Valid HTML 2 document" is, but documents conforming
>> to RFC 1866 (HTML 2.0) must start with a document type declaration.
>Quoting said document:
>      NOTE - If the body of a `text/html' message entity does not begin
>      with a document type declaration, an HTML user agent should infer
>      the above document type declaration.
>This is what makes documents without a DOCTYPE HTML 2.0.

My point is that if it does not have a document type declaration, it
ain't HTML 2.0 and is thus most likely not "Valid HTML 2.0" as opposed
to your claim.
Received on Monday, 19 January 2004 21:09:20 UTC

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