Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

Le 20 janv. 2009 à 06:35, Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
> I therefore propose that the HTML 5 DOCTYPE should include,
> /at the very least/ the major (5) and minor (initially 0)
> elements of its version number.

Validators (or conformance checkers) are one thing.
But it would be better to have a table of tools and their behaviours  
with regards to the DOCTYPE. So the question nails down.

1. Which are the tools which modify their behaviour according to a  
versioned doctype?
2. Which issues will these tools have with no versioned doctype ?

# Browsers

   This is case is pretty much set and had been ad nauseam discussed.
   <!DOCTYPE html> triggers the standard mode.

# Authoring tools

# Converters

# Tidying tools

# Semantic parsers (if any)

Maybe there will be issues, maybe not.

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada

Received on Tuesday, 20 January 2009 12:22:55 UTC