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[Bug 6250] New: Doctype Override to HTML 3.2 or 2.0 fails

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 15:45:19 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6250-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6250

           Summary: Doctype Override to HTML 3.2 or 2.0 fails
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.8.4
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: ot@w3.org
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
                CC: ville.skytta@iki.fi


Ville is tracking a bug in v0.8.4 of the validator whereby doctype override to
any document type without System Identifier (HTML 2 and 3.2) fails with the
following symptoms:

1) Warning (about undefined value being used IIRC) in server error log,
2) Incorrect doctype declaration inserted ("<!DOCTYPE html>") (show source),
3) Validator goes to HTML5 (!) mode and uses the HTML5 checker.

This patch:
http://www.w3.org/mid/E1L3mUf-0002d8-RA@lionel-hutz.w3.org
seems to get rid of the symptoms, but there may be some underlying bug with
doctype override and the changes made to doctype detection when we added HTML5
support.

Worth an in-depth look at some point, before we can consider the case closed.


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