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Re: doctype placement

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 21:22:39 -0400
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To: roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
At 08:43 PM 26/07/99 -0400, Liam Quinn wrote:
>At 08:27 PM 26/07/99 -0400, Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote:
>>On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Liam Quinn wrote:
>>> This has the unfortunate side effect of allowing unrecognized DOCTYPEs to
>>> go by without an error message while SP assumes HTML4.dtd.
>>Sorry, I don't fully understand this.  Can you give some examples to
>>illustrate this?
>When you use
>DOCTYPE html HTML4.dtd
>in your catalog and try to validate a document with an unrecognized DOCTYPE
>such as
><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//w3c//dtd html 3.2 final//EN">
>SP will assume HTML4.dtd without issuing an error message.  (At least this
>is how my locally hacked SP behaves.  I don't think it's from anything I

Sorry, I think I'm wrong.  I've checked with a non-hacked SP 1.3 and it
does emit an error message.  Please ignore my babbling.

Liam Quinn
Received on Monday, 26 July 1999 21:22:14 UTC

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