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Re: Table Validation

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 13:33:11 -0500 (EST)
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0102271329550.32326-100000@server.htmlhelp.com>
On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Nick Kew wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Terje Bless wrote:
>
> >	 Once the Validators
> > make judgement calls about what DTD you /really/ meant, it's no longer a
> > validator but rather a mere "lint".
>
> Ah, but all the validators do exactly that, every time they encounter
> a document lacking a DOCTYPE declaration.  Last time I checked, the
> correct behaviour here is to validate against HTML 2.0, but none of
> them do that.

I don't think that is correct.  The HTML 2.0 standard says [1] "To
identify information as an HTML document conforming to this specification,
each document must start with one of the following document type
declarations."

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_3.html#SEC3.3

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Liam Quinn
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2001 13:33:57 GMT

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