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Re: sugggestion: HTML 4.01 as default

From: <pdf@bizfon.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 11:11:49 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org
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I'm still waiting to see this be configurable on the validator site.  I think it
would be useful to have two options when validating a page.

Option 1: Use the DOCTYPE definition in the document.
Option 2: Select which DTD to validate against, with an option to ignore a
DOCTYPE definition in the HTML document being validated.

This would allow the user to validate the page using different DTD's, without
having to modify the document and re-upload it again.

I suggested something like this long ago, but I didn't really see any feedback
on that idea.

-Peter Foti

Terje Bless <link@tss.no> on 10/06/2000 09:31:53 AM

To:   W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc:    (bcc: Peter Foti)

Subject:  Re: sugggestion: HTML 4.01 as default

On 04.10.00 at 09:18, Martin Honnen <Martin.Honnen@t-online.de> wrote:

>When using http://validator.w3.org/file-upload.html with a document that
>doesn't have a doctype the validator validates against HTML 4 and I would
>like to suggest to use HTML 4.01 in that case

Defaults are problematic for this and other reasons. Methinks it's time to
implement the DOCTYPE override and drop the defaults alltogether.

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