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[Bug 4476] well formedness, validity, xmlns and 'not HTML'

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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:29:05 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4476

           Summary: well formedness, validity, xmlns and 'not HTML'
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.8.0b1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: link@pobox.com
        ReportedBy: chris@w3.org
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


I'm puzzled that, when checking the (correct) document

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"/>

the beta validator tells me that 

a) its invalid (its not); 
b) that I should add an HTML 4 transitional doctype and that until I do, my
document will be invalid (not true) and 
c) that there is an xml namespace declaration in a non-xml document (it is an
xml document)
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