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Re: this needs to be changed in the validator

From: Alastair Campbell <ac@alastc.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 14:29:42 +0000
Message-ID: <e4e1f3bd0612220629w8516c1exd161bd2337a6cb70@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>, "Jasper Magick" <jasper.magick@gmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org

Jasper Magick wrote:
> > I think you should add a small modification to the markup validator so
> > it will call any document with a doctype of xhtml 1.1 and served as
> > text/html invalid.

David Dorward then wrote:
> Possibly it might be worth the validator
> emitting a warning, or possibly this is a job for Unicorn rather then
> the validator.

I'd have to agree with adding a warning, I've seen a lot of developers
see the WAI guideline about using the latest available spec, and put
an XHTML 1.1 doctype at the top. Especially for .Net or similar
developments, where you just select from a doctype drop-down, and the
validator doesn't show any sign of a problem.

Perhaps something similar to the mis-matched encoding warning? That
gave me pause for thought when I realised my server didn't agree with
my encoding!

Cheers,

-Alastair
Received on Friday, 22 December 2006 14:29:54 GMT

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