HTML 5 media type spec and HTML 2, 3.2, 4.x usage

Recent drafts say:

    This document is the relevant specification. Labeling a resource
    with the text/html type asserts that the resource is an *HTML
    document* using *the HTML syntax*

And *the HTML syntax* doesn't include doctypes that are widely used in
documents that conform to HTML 2, 3.2, and 4.x specs and XHTML 1.x specs.

I think it's reasonable for consumers to treat those documents the way
that the HTML 5 spec says treat them, but I don't think it's reasonable
to say that those documents aren't text/html any more; I don't even
think it's reasonable to insist that people stop producing HTML 4.x
documents. I doubt that's really what anybody meant, but it's what
the document says.

Mike, Phillipe, and everybody, what do you think? What's a good way to
tweak this part of the spec?

(for my reference: )

Dan Connolly, W3C
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