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Re: Doctype detection

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 02:38:57 +0200
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <s41vnsovk2q1681ns3t50bnjqu55l8cl12@4ax.com>
On Wed, 26 Jul 2000 15:29:25 -0400, fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>

>So, you want Mozilla to strictly parse any documents without a
>doctype declaration as HTML 2.0, throwing out/ignoring any and
>all tags and attributes introduced in HTML 3.2 and HTML 4.x?

You may want to find out about the difference between a "validating SGML
system" and a "non validating SGML system"?

Mozilla, as well as any other common web browser so far produced,
belongs to the category of "non validating SGML systems".

Inside a "non validating SGML system" a <!DOCTYPE... declaration has no
practical meaning...

Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Received on Wednesday, 26 July 2000 20:38:43 UTC

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