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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:11:57 +0200
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <51439705-31EA-4C2D-B63B-7B03162328FD@iki.fi>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>

On Jan 16, 2009, at 15:59, James Graham wrote:

> I can live with this but, given that others cannot live with this, I  
> would prefer the long form be
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "sgml-compatibility" "">

"sgml-compatibility" is, in my opinion, better than "legacy-generator- 
compat", except many people cannot spell 'compatibility' (http://www.google.com/search?q=compatability 
). Philip pointed out that we'd get better coverage by using the  
system id instead. For the system id, it would be prudent to use an  
absolute URI that doesn't resolve to anything.

<!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "about:sgml-compat"> would seem to fit the  
requirements as a legacy generator alternative to <!DOCTYPE html>.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 16 January 2009 14:12:39 UTC

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