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[Bug 23738] New: NU validator issues error for any “obsolete permitted DOCTYPE string”

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Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:11:13 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-23738-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

            Bug ID: 23738
           Summary: NU validator issues error for any “obsolete permitted
                    DOCTYPE string”
           Product: Validator (Nu)
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/syntax.ht
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: General
          Assignee: mike+validator@w3.org
          Reporter: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

NU validator screams “Error: Legacy doctype” even if the DOCTYPE is a ”obsolete
permitted DOCTYPE".

The HTML specification is clear on the fact that there should only be WARNING
messages  - and not ERROR messages - for obsolete permitted DOCTYPEs:


To stamp an obsolete permitted DOCTYPE as error is the opposite of ”To help
authors transition from HTML4 and XHTML”, which is the spec’s motivation for
allowing these doctypes.

(Duplicate bug: http://bugzilla.validator.nu/show_bug.cgi?id=980)

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