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Re: Validator errors

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 09:01:49 -0600
Message-ID: <3895A3DD.84FE5722@w3.org>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org, gerald@w3.org
Kynn Bartlett wrote:
> 
> At 09:09 PM 1/30/2000 , Dan Connolly wrote:
> >Was doctype-sniffing a documented feature of the validator? If so,
> >I think Gerald's idea makes sense:
> >         "I'm assuming XHTML; if you don't want that, here's info on adding
> >         an HTML doctype..."
>  > [...]
> >XHTML is the only HTML dialect where a <!DOCTYPE...> isn't required,
> >so it makes perfect sense to check for XHTML when you don't see one.
> 
> No, it's an absurd concept

Absurd? On the contrary... it's a logical necessity.

> and one that Gerald should definitely
> change if he wants the W3C's validator to be anything other than
> a curiousity.

I don't see how Gerald is in a position to change either (a) what
the specs say nor (b) the rules of logic.


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Received on Monday, 31 January 2000 10:04:06 GMT

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