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[Bug 5001] XMLNS should not be needed for XHTML *TRANSITIONAL* only for *STRICT*

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Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 23:52:26 +0000
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           Summary: XMLNS should not be needed for XHTML *TRANSITIONAL* only
                    for *STRICT*
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.8.1
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: phil@phillydog.dynu.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

Many Document Types based on XML need a mandatory xmlns="" on the root element.
For example, the root element for XHTML will look like:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> 

This error is given to me when using *TRANSITIONAL* format despite it is in the
spec only for *STRICT* format.

The page I am validating today fails, but was validated by another version of
this W3C validator on 5/19/2007 in which it passed.

This is related to bug 4961, but that is for *STRICT* format.
Received on Sunday, 2 September 2007 23:52:28 UTC

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