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Re: What is "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN" ?

From: Frederic Schutz <schutz@mathgen.ch>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:30:02 +1100
To: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>, www-validator@w3.org
Cc: Adam DiCarlo <adam@onshored.com>
Message-ID: <div03v433u5c2fdpmnam2k86cumd4kpjk4@4ax.com>

Le 23 Jan 2003 20:17:03 +0200, tu as ecrit :

>> I have a question about the public text "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN": which DTD
>> should be associated with it ?
>
>I don't think that public id exists.  "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN" would be
>HTML 2, though.

That's what I understand from http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list

>> I would expect it to mean "the latest HTML recommandation", is it right ?
>> So which one would it be, XHTML 1.0 ? Strict or transitional ?
>
>Why would you expect this?

Because the Debian package that contains the HTML DTD (sgml-data) used to
contain the following lines in its catalog:

   -- generalized HTML reference, meaning 'latest HTML recommendation' --
   --   aka, what is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/html --
PUBLIC   "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN"
xml/1.0/xhtml1-strict.dtd
DTDDECL  "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN"
xml/1.0/xhtml1.dcl
PUBLIC   "-//W3C//DTD XHTML//EN"
xml/1.0/xhtml1-strict.dtd
DTDDECL  "-//W3C//DTD XHTML//EN"
xml/1.0/xhtml1.dcl

Is there anything wrong using these ids, or are they just "non-official" ?

Frédéric
Received on Thursday, 23 January 2003 19:30:26 GMT

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