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Re: 0.7.0 beta1 issues with "-//RHBNC//DTD HTML 4.01 Augmented//EN" (Was: [ANN] Beta test of the W3C Markup Validator (0.7.0 beta 1))

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 16:13:36 +0100
Message-ID: <42D68120.3010609@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Hello, Oliver -- Thanks for all further clarification
and references : one point remains, I think --

 > As a result, I think that
> what the validator does with documents served as text/html and with  
> DTDs it doesn't know - parsing them as SGML - is correct.

OK, I'm happy with that, but less happy with what the
Validator /claimed/ it was about to do, which was

	"Parsing will continue in SGML mode and
	with a fallback  DOCTYPE similar to HTML
	4.01 Transitional. "

which you proposed to re-cast as

	"Parsing will continue in SGML mode."

Now what the Validator /claims/ to be about to do,
and what it actually does, are not necessarily
the same, so could I ask -- if you amend the wording
to your proposed form -- will the Validator in fact

	"continue in SGML mode and
	with a fallback  DOCTYPE similar to HTML
	4.01 Transitional"

or just

	"continue in SGML mode"

I'm sure you appreciate the significance of the question!

** Phil.


	
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