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Re: Updated DOCTYPE versioning change proposal (ISSUE-4)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:34:39 +0100
To: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100217153439078342.5fb4af25@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Kornel Lesiński, Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:03:05 +0000:
>>> It also doesn't make sense to claim that a page that uses the 
>>> internal subset is "valid HTML4", since you could inject pretty much 
>>> anything via the internal subset.
>> Again a theoretical point.
> How is internal subset in text/html anything but theoretical?
> It doesn't work in any browser, and AFAIK it never did.

It works fine in any browser and AFAIK it always did:


The whole Web is a story about things that never worked, but which 
still works. Authors finds their ways around almost every issue. Who 
could have thought that SVG would be possible in IE6?

> You're not  supposed to be using it in HTML 5. 

Is "HTML5" a state or a mark-up language? HTML5 defines rules for how 
the already existing DTDs are supposed to be parsed. Thats the problem.

> So where's the real problem? 

See above.
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:35:16 UTC

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