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Re: Bug: DOCTYPE upeercase vs. lowercase

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 01:13:56 +0000 (GMT)
To: Kevin Reddigan <kreddigan@roadrunner.nf.net>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0211110112040.1485-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Sat, 9 Nov 2002, Kevin Reddigan wrote:

> Can anyone tell me why the DOCTYPE etc. must be in UPPER CASE for the
> 3WC validation?

Because that's the SGML rules.  A validator that didn't complain when
presented with an invalid document wouldn't be much use.

> I use Netscape spellchecker which changes all coding to lowercase

That sounds like a serious bug.

Nick Kew
Received on Sunday, 10 November 2002 20:14:03 UTC

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