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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:45:10 +0300
Message-Id: <FF004C89-7434-4646-81E2-FFB0D409132F@iki.fi>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, matt@builtfromsource.com, public-html@w3.org
To: Daniel Spång <daniel.spang@gmail.com>

On Apr 26, 2007, at 19:50, Daniel Spång wrote:

> While not taking position regarding the version issue itself  I just
> want to add that using an attribute on the html element  will
> obviously not work when html start tag is omitted according to the
> rules in:
> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/ 
> section-writing.html#omitted>

The root element start tag has to be present if you want to include  
*any* attribute. Therefore, if one is using a version/bugmode  
attribute, one cannot omit the tag.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:45:24 UTC

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