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Re: Beta: Fatal Error: No DOCTYPE specified!

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 18:22:05 +0100
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3dc164c2.340925214@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Ian Hickson wrote:
>On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>>> Let me repeat:
>>>>   if element html has attribute xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'
>>>>     default to XHTML 1.0 Transitional
>>>>   else
>>>>     default to HTML 4.01 Transitional

>So how would you implement it?

A new start tag handler in preparse().

>>> Furthermore, the HTML working group has stated that user agents (and
>>> the validator is a user agent) should not attempt to detect XHTML in
>>> text/html documents.
>> You don't suggest to adhere to this statement and thus treat XHTML
>> documents as if they were HTML documents, do you?
>That would be ideal, yes.

That'd make the validator useless for text/html delivered XHTML
Received on Thursday, 31 October 2002 12:22:01 UTC

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