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[Bug 6526] New: Attempt to use HTML 3.2 or HTML 2.0 validator instead uses HTML5 validator

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Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:47:01 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6526-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>


           Summary: Attempt to use HTML 3.2 or HTML 2.0 validator instead
                    uses HTML5 validator
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2F75.125.38
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: austyn.bontrager@gecoinc.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

Overview: When I explicitly instruct the Validator to validate a doctype of
HTML 3.2, the validator instead validates against the HTML5 spec.

Steps to Reproduce: 
1) Go to the validator page http://validator.w3.org/
2) Enter my URL ( in the "Address" field
3) Click the "More Options" link
4) In the "Document Type" option list, select "HTML 3.2"
5) Click the "Check" button
6) The banner at the top of the results page ("Errors found while checking this
document as HTML5!") indicates that the Validator is checking for HTML5,
instead of HTML 3.2.

An identical problem occurs when I try to validate as "HTML 2.0" or "ISO HTML".

Expected Results:
I expected that it would ignore the erroneous DOCTYPE declaration, and instead
validate the page as HTML 3.2, and report any violations of the HTML 3.2 spec
on that page.

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