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[whatwg] text/html conformance checkers and doctype

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:31:35 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0507281720340.4466@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > 
> > If so, I would answer "no". But I don't have a strong opinion. What's 
> > the advantage either way?
> The advantage of allowing case-insensitivity and white space variance is 
> that it would be more uniform with HTML4 doctypes. That is, it would be 
> easier to write software that deals with both.

You seem to be mixing authoring requirements and implementation 
requirements. The implementation requirements for handling <!doctype> 
lines in HTML5 will almost certainly be identical to those for treating 
comments (I haven't really thought about it yet).

> > (I'd rather address this in WA1 than WF2, anyway.)
> I understand, but WF2 is an extension to HTML4, so it is reasonable to 
> expect that white space and case insensitivity is allowed where it is 
> allowed in HTML4.

Well again it depends if you are asking about authoring or implementation 
requirements. For implementations there are no requirements here.

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