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Re: Doctype on text/html Pages (Was: [author-guide] Character Entity References Chart)

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 06:53:37 -0400
Message-ID: <6b9c91b20807230353k13ab3613r180140e024b1f1a2@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: "public-html WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com> wrote:
> Why not instead say explicitly the following?
> "XML serialized HTML5 Documents may omit the doctype. When including a
> doctype, authors must use "<!DOCTYPE html>" (just like the text/html
> serialization)."

That makes perfect sense to me. It's making it clear that such XML
documents may contain <!DOCTYPE html>.  That sounds a lot better than
"a DOCTYPE", which could mean any doctype.

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