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Re: "snapshot" XHTML DTD for all current modules?

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 08:28:35 -0500
Message-ID: <48205D03.8040607@aptest.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
CC: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>, mark.birbeck@webBackplane.com, W3C Validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>

In what way is citing a 2 year old incomplete working draft relevant to 
this conversation? 

The working group has recently moved to soften the requirements for 
DOCTYPE declarations, but there are no approved RECs that do that. 
Moreover, as Olivier points out, without a DOCTYPE user agents can get 
confused. 

Karl Dubost wrote:
>
>
> Le 6 mai 2008 à 01:53, Shane McCarron a écrit :
>> Instead I would give the users a list of known XHTML Family Markup 
>> languages and let the pick.
>
> Indeed but not helpful to someone who would be mixing in a document 
> RDFa, ITS, and ARIA.
> all these additions have their own interests and documents would 
> benefit of mixing them.
>
>>  Then, of course, provide a validation error because there MUST be a 
>> DOCTYPE declaration.
>
> Note that this is a conformant document according to "3.1. Document 
> Conformance" XHTML 2.0 Last version - W3C Working Draft 26 July 2006
>
>
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2/" xml:lang="en">
>   <head>
>     <title>Virtual Library</title>
>   </head>
>   <body>
>     <p>Moved to <a href="http://example.org/">example.org</a>.</p>
>   </body>
> </html>
>
>
> [1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/conformance.html#s_conform
>
>

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