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[Bug 23738] New: NU validator issues error for any “obsolete permitted DOCTYPE string”

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Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:11:13 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-23738-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23738

            Bug ID: 23738
           Summary: NU validator issues error for any “obsolete permitted
                    DOCTYPE string”
           Product: Validator (Nu)
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/syntax.ht
                    ml#obsolete-permitted-doctype-string
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: General
          Assignee: mike+validator@w3.org
          Reporter: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

NU validator screams “Error: Legacy doctype” even if the DOCTYPE is a ”obsolete
permitted DOCTYPE".

The HTML specification is clear on the fact that there should only be WARNING
messages  - and not ERROR messages - for obsolete permitted DOCTYPEs:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/obsolete.html#warnings-for-obsolete-but-conforming-features

To stamp an obsolete permitted DOCTYPE as error is the opposite of ”To help
authors transition from HTML4 and XHTML”, which is the spec’s motivation for
allowing these doctypes.

(Duplicate bug: http://bugzilla.validator.nu/show_bug.cgi?id=980)

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