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Re: Will not accept DOCTYPE statement

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:52:50 +0300
Message-ID: <541EBC12.8070703@cs.tut.fi>
To: Ray Devore <rbdevore2007@yahoo.com>, "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
2014-09-21 12:36, Philip Taylor wrote:

>> <!-- Default Geneology Page -->
>> 		  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
> Suggest removing the leading comment and blank line, and making the
> DOCTYPE directive the first line of the file.

That’s advisable indeed, but it does not affect validation. Validators 
have no problems with such a comment, as it is permitted by the syntax. 
But some old browsers (while consuming XHTML as old HTML tag soup) will 
go to Quirks Mode if the DOCTYPE string is preceded by anything.

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