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Re: "Unknown Parse Mode!" when validating with DOCTYPE chosen to force STRICT mode in Mozilla

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 14:21:41 +0100
Message-ID: <44B648E5.1070409@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: www-validator@w3.org



Henri Sivonen wrote:

> That document does not give advice on how to trigger the Standards  
> Mode. The document tells what Mozilla does.

I did append "/guidance" after "advice" to cover
other interpretations.  The introductory prose
says "The following trigger full standards mode:"
which I think one might reasonably interpret as
"guidance" if one wishes to trigger full standards
mode ...

> That is not the best practice for triggering the Standards Mode.
> 
> The best practice is documented here:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/doctype/#choosing

Thank you : I will consult that reference immediately.

>> since we wish to avoid accidentally exploiting any of Mozilla's
>> "Almost Standards" behaviours.
> 
> 
> It appears that you want to DTD-validate as Transitional but you also  
> want to specifically avoid activating the Almost Standards Mode. Why  do 
> you want to be Transitional?

I don't "want" to be; I am forced to be, because my co-developer
is still using deprecated combinations of elements and attributes.

> You do realize that it is pretty hard to accidentally rely on the  
> difference between the Standards Mode and the Almost Standards Mode  
> unless your layouts involve placing sliced images in layout tables?

Not sure how to interpret this last, but I don't want to "rely on
the difference", but rather "rely on full standards compliance".

Philip Taylor
Received on Thursday, 13 July 2006 13:22:00 GMT

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