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Re: Table Validation

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:31:02 -0500 (EST)
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0103061629090.1117-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Terje Bless wrote:

> On 27.02.01 at 13:33, Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com> wrote:
>
> >On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Nick Kew wrote:
> >
> >>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."
>
> IIRC, we've rehashed this a couple of times and the conclusion was that
> HTML 2.0 is the _only_ version of HTML that makes the DOCTYPE declaration
> optional

This assertion is frequently made, but the quotation that I cited proves
the assertion wrong.

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Liam Quinn
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2001 16:30:51 GMT

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