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Re: "Unknown Parse Mode!" when validating with DOCTYPE chosen to force STRICT mode in Mozilla

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 16:30:07 +0300
Message-Id: <B4BD24B4-AB96-4EEA-BBD0-80877CFFDE78@iki.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org

On Jul 14, 2006, at 01:45, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> But I want full standards mode with transitional syntax; is that
> really so unreasonable ?

If you want transitional because you want to use <font>, etc., I find  
it unreasonable. If you want transitional because of things like <ol  
start='3'>, I sympathize.

If you feel that using the strict doctype with transitional syntax is  
dirty, you could use the HTML5 doctype instead, although I am  
uncomfortable with recommending the deployment of features from draft  

http://hsivonen.iki.fi/validator/ allows you to manually decouple the  
schema from the layout mode switch.

Still, the difference of the Almost Standards Mode is more likely to  
manifest itself in the page template than in the content you put in  
the template (assuming that sliced images usually are used for  
template layout rather than copy).

>>>     <!-- #PRAGMAT mode="Quirks" -->
>> (No doctype.)
> Can't be validated, hence useless (i.e., not HTML at all).

I've always found it intriguing how some people want to validate  
stuff but deliberately have it render in the quirks mode.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 14 July 2006 13:30:12 UTC

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