[doctype] useless/not required or useful/required

Hi Editors,

    8.1.1. The DOCTYPE
    A DOCTYPE is a mostly useless, but required, header.
    -- HTML 5
    Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:20:32 GMT

please change the sentence to:

	A DOCTYPE is a required header.

* it is useless and not needed, then it should not be part of the  
specification at all.
* if it is required because "Including the DOCTYPE in a document  
ensures that the browser makes a best-effort attempt at following the  
relevant specifications." then it is not useless.


Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 01:34:48 UTC