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Re: XHTML Family Document Types and the validator

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:43:45 -0500
Message-ID: <462E25B1.7080306@aptest.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

>
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 08:16:26AM -0500, Shane McCarron wrote:
> > Just a thought...  According to XHTML Modularization [1], all XHTML 
> > Family Document Types *must* have a DOCTYPE with an FPI that matches a 
> > certain pattern.  Given this requirement, would it be reasonable to 
> > teach the validator that, at least by default, the parsing rules for 
> > documents that have a DOCTYPE that matches that pattern be "XML"? 
>
> There is nothing stopping non-XHTML Family Document Types matching
> that pattern.
I suppose... Nor is there anything stopping someone from putting out 
their own DTD and labeling it HTML 4.01 Transitional... but since this 
is the w3c validator, and this is a normative requirement in a w3c 
recommendation, you would think we could make some allowances.

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