Re: [doctype] useless/not required or useful/required

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:09:46 +0200, Jens Meiert <>  
>>> We should probably add an explanation for the doctype simplification
>>> in the HTML 4 differences document as well.
>> How exactly does it not do that now?
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the mentioned three sentences in the  
> Doctype section do not cover reasons for any simplification (leaving out  
> Doctype identifiers, for example). Not necessarily a must in that  
> document, but it's a significant difference to HTML 4 and probably  
> beneficial for understanding HTML 5.

It says a DOCTYPE is only useful for triggering standards mode. It points  
to a document that says the same and elaborates on that point a lot. What  
else do you want it to say?

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 08:14:42 UTC