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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:30:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4887164F.4080803@gmx.de>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>, public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>

> I think we're confusing issues here. For XML authors they can certainly 
> use any valid doctype declaration they want. To make an HTML5 XML 
> document, they may use a doctype declaration or omit the doctype 
> declaration. However, if they include a doctype declaration on the HTML5 
> document it must be "<!DOCTYPE html>".

Really? It this the intent? Why? What is it good for?

> ...
> I hope that helps clarify the situation.
> ...

Actually: not at all.

I'm not sure why we would want to restrict the XML serialization in any way.

Recipients are supposed to use an XML parser, and can use both MIME type 
and XML namespaces to detect what they're looking it.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 11:31:09 UTC

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