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Re: What is "validation"?

From: Uriel Wittenberg <uw@urielw.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 12:57:17 -0400
Message-ID: <37FB7F6D.4C82058C@urielw.com>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
CC: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>, W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 10:08 AM 10/06/1999 -0400, Uriel Wittenberg wrote:
> >Correct me if I'm wrong,
>
> Okay; you are wrong.
>
> >but none of the various HTML 4 DTD's requires a
> >!DOCTYPE in the document. Ergo, the validator can flunk documents that are
> >consistent with an HTML 4 DTD. Ergo, the validator requires more than merely
> >adherence to an HTML 4 DTD.
>
> >From the HTML 4.0 specification:
>
>   A valid HTML document declares what version of HTML is used in the
>   document. The document type declaration names the document type
>   definition (DTD) in use for the document (see [ISO8879]).
>
>   HTML 4.0 specifies three DTDs, so authors must include one of the
>   following document type declarations in their documents.
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#h-7.2

Reread please. I said none of the _DTD's_ requires !DOCTYPE.

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