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Re: Versioning and the end user

From: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 03:52:51 -0400
Message-ID: <4632FD53.906@mikeschinkel.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Matthew Ratzloff wrote:
> To be honest, I'm not sure why so many people are opposed to perpetuating
> the standard DOCTYPE, with slight changes to remove the references to DTD.
>  So it's not SGML.  Who cares?  Like it or not, DOCTYPEs are associated
> with both HTML and XHTML now.  Why not:
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//HTML 5.0//EN">
> Is that really such a bad thing?  
Yes it is a bad thing.   It can't be remembered by people who don't use 
it day in and day out. An insignificant number of web authors understand 
it and the rest just copy and paste it, possibly getting it wrong, or 
worse just don't include it (I know I've been in that latter category.)

This can be easily remembered and hence people will use it correctly far 
more often:
    <!DOCTYPE html>

-Mike Schinkel
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Received on Saturday, 28 April 2007 07:53:13 UTC

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