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Re: DOCTYPE versioning change proposal (ISSUE-4)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:46:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4B152C32.7020201@gmx.de>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
CC: masinter@adobe.com, public-html@w3.org
David Carlisle wrote:
> One possible disadvantage of the form with PUBLIC only is that it can't
> be used in XML so you can't easily preserve the versioning information
> marked this way into the XHTML serialisation.
> You could of course make it well formed XML again by adding a random
> system identifier eg "" or about:legacy-compat but it may be clearer if
> the SYSTEM rather than public identifier were used, eg
> <!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "about:HTML-20100401">
> <!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "about:W3C-HTML5">
> or something....

Could we use the URN (RFC 3151) variant, such as:

<!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "urn:publicid:-:W3C+HTMLWG:HTML+20100401">

for the publicid "-//W3C HTMLWG//HTML 20100401"?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 1 December 2009 14:46:53 UTC

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