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[Bug 21052] New: NU reports the obsolete permitted DOCTYPE-s as "bogus" and "error", which they are not

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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:26:50 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-21052-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

            Bug ID: 21052
           Summary: NU reports the obsolete permitted DOCTYPE-s as "bogus"
                    and "error", which they are not
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Validator (Nu)
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
               URL: http://tinyurl.com/ax73tph
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: General
          Assignee: mike+validator@w3.org
          Reporter: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

HTML5 says:

]] A DOCTYPE containing an obsolete permitted DOCTYPE string is an obsolete
permitted DOCTYPE. Authors should not use obsolete permitted DOCTYPEs, as they
are unnecessarily long. [[


Thus is is no error to use the obsolete permitted DOCTYPE variants that HTMl5


However, despite that it is no error, the NU validator reports them as bogus

Please fix by changing the message from an error message to a warning message,
similar to the warning message for a border="0" attribute on the <img> element:

(If you disagree with HTML5 making it conforming, please file a bug.)

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