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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:32:24 +0100
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.unuqkand64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:28:10 +0100, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> 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 "">?
> Why would you generate !DOCTYPE in XHTML content at all?

Where does XHTML come from? Nobody mentioned XHTML. As far as I know this  
thread is about compatibility with XML tools that try to output HTML but  
cannot output <!DOCTYPE html> for one reason or another.

> And I don't think that anyone is proposing use of <!DOCTYPE html "">  
> which is
> incompatible with everything.

In light of this comment I do not understand your previous e-mail:


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 16 January 2009 13:33:13 UTC

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