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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:20:39 +0100
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.unup0pjq64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:12:30 +0100, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> <!DOCTYPE html "">
>> I think you mean <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC ""> as what you mention triggers
>> quirks mode in e.g. Firefox and is not well-formed XML.
> I think that we are talking about DOCTYPE for HTML serialization only,
> so there is no reason to stay inside boards of XML wellformdness.

Well, a) this DOCTYPE gives quirks mode in Firefox so is not an option  
anyway and b) we are having this discussion because of compatibility with  
XML tools; surely we can assume their serializers are not so messed up  
that they cannot generate the well-formed <!DOCTYPE html>, but can  
generate the non well-formed <!DOCTYPE html "">?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 16 January 2009 13:21:22 UTC

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