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Re: Correct comment placement

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 21:36:05 +0100
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <dlg660l8ack1368sbt1n9ekr89n124jjj1@4ax.com>

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 11:35:53 -0800, you wrote:

>Either browsers handle valid content correctly or not, that has nothing to
>do with DOCTYPE switching.

You use the word "valid" in a way that leads me to beleive you are into
SGML thinking here.

As seen from that perspective, there are ways to produce a fully "valid"
HTML document that would pass nsgmls with flying colors, but does not
have a DOCTYPE declaration at the top of it.

A document that does not contain any kind of markup that needs a
declaration subset as a "side explanation" of proper syntax does not
need a DOCTYPE declaration at the top of it either.

MS-IE will definitely not handle such a doc "correctly", you know it,
and the web-SGML-TC predicted it years back in time.

Received on Thursday, 25 March 2004 15:37:49 UTC

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