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[Bug 16516] Validator does not recognize the DOCTYPE legacy string

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Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 03:15:35 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16516

Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> 2012-03-26 03:15:31 UTC ---
The cause of this is in the HTML parser code, so I recommend raising a bug for
it against the HTML parser component at http://bugzilla.validator.nu

The current HTML parser code actually does specifically recognize
"about:legacy-compat". It's just that it also specifically emits an error
message for it instead of a warning, or instead of emitting nothing. I'm not
sure why Henri has it doing that, but given the fact the spec says it's not an
error, it seems like it should not at least not be emitting an error.

My vote would be for it to emit a specific warning saying, "The DOCTYPE legacy
string should not be used unless the document is generated from a system that
cannot output <!DOCTYPE html>."

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