Re: If we have versioning, it should be in an attribute, not the doctype

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 23:52:32 +0200, Matthew Ratzloff  
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>> <!DOCTYPE html>
>> <html version=5.0>
> I agree; this is fine.  In fact, Simon Pieters, I, and others proposed
> this very thing on the WHAT WG list (for the reasons Chris Wilson stated)
> and were promptly shut down.  So it's nice to see others come to the same
> conclusion after all this back and forth.  :-)

I did propose a version attribute a while back[1], but that was at the  
same time as I proposed to change the doctype to <!doctype html>. The  
previous doctype had "HTML5" in it, so I presumed that there was a need to  
include information about what version of HTML a document claimed itself  
to be (what I had in mind then was for validators), but as was pointed out  
that is not an issue. I am not in favor of versioning. My proposal to  
include a version attribute back then was not for the same reasons Chris  
Wilson stated at all.

Simon Pieters

Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 22:18:33 UTC