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[whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 13:59:07 +0000
Message-ID: <6F85B407-CC19-4680-87DF-2A22856BF1DB@googlemail.com>

On 10 Mar 2007, at 13:43, Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>
>> The tutorials will just say "Use <!DOCTYPE html>".
>
> What are those of us who wish to use XML tools on our documents  
> supposed to use? We will need a real DTD at some point, to declare  
> the entities if nothing else. We will not be able to use <!DOCTYPE  
> html>.

Then you're still relying on the UA reading the DTD, which it doesn't  
have to. What use is a DTD if it doesn't need to be read and has no  
nominative value?


- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Saturday, 10 March 2007 05:59:07 UTC

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