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Re: Table Validation

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 00:16:22 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010306074057-r01010600-308affaf@>
On 27.02.01 at 13:33, Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Nick Kew wrote:
>>Last time I checked, the correct behaviour here is to validate against
>>HTML 2.0, but none of them do that.
>I don't think that is correct.  The HTML 2.0 standard says [1] "To
>identify information as an HTML document conforming to this specification,
>each document must start with one of the following document type

IIRC, we've rehashed this a couple of times and the conclusion was that
HTML 2.0 is the _only_ version of HTML that makes the DOCTYPE declaration
optional and thus, if you have something that is "HTML", but which doesn't
include a DOCTYPE declaration, it is, ipso facto, HTML 2.0.
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2001 01:41:03 UTC

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