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What is "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN" ?

From: Frederic Schutz <schutz@mathgen.ch>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 23:13:40 +1100 (EST)
To: www-validator@frink.w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0301232307120.5977-100000@localhost>

Hi everyone,

I have a question about the public text "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN": which DTD
should be associated with it ?

I would expect it to mean "the latest HTML recommandation", is it right ?
So which one would it be, XHTML 1.0 ? Strict or transitional ?

I tried to use the validator to validate a document starting with
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML//EN">, but it didn't really like
it ("cannot generate system identifier for public text "-//W3C//DTD
HTML//EN"), and I checked the sgml-lib catalog which obviously doesn't
know about it.

Thanks for any information !

Received on Thursday, 23 January 2003 07:13:46 UTC

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