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Re: please add SVG as option for enforcing DOCTYPE

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 16:53:36 +0900
Message-Id: <21139312-B366-4A73-976F-7FA9889563C1@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Ruud Steltenpool <svg@steltenpower.com>

Hello Ruud,

On Jul 26, 2006, at 23:37 , Ruud Steltenpool wrote:
> The current validator misses SVG as option for enforcing DOCTYPE.
> As the list of DOCTYPE options can't be too long, to not overwhelm the
> user, it was chosen not to a long time ago. As SVG has become a lot  
> more
> main-stream lately i think it deserves to be added to the list of  
> option

You remember the rationale for not putting it in the list better than  
I do :).

If my memory is correct, it would be especially useful to have SVG in  
the drop-down menu because many SVG documents, although valid against  
the DTD, do not include a doctype. Is that correct?

In any case, since said drop down menu is only shown as "extended (or  
revalidation)" option, I don't think it would be harmful to sync it  
closer to the list of document types the validator actually has in  
its internal catalog.

I'll take care of editing the form's templates in CVS now.

By the way, since you seem to be hacking on or around quite a few  
validation related projects, feel free to subscribe to the public-qa- 
dev list, where other developers are subscribed.

olivier Thereaux - W3C - http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
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