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[Bug 13409] Defining Entity references for characters in XHTML.

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--- Comment #4 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-08-31 12:29:59 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> It encourages the use of DTD that specify a syntax for previous versions of
> (x)html which is going to be pretty confusing for users especially in
> toolchains where the presence of a doctype triggers validation.

It's confusing, sure, but the Degrade Gracefully principle limits what the
magic can look like.

> I don't know why you say xhtml5 can not restrict the dtd, all previous versions
> have restricted the dtd that are considered valid (or conforming to use the
> current terminology) xhtml. 

The previous specs had layering violations.

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