XHTML Family Document Types and the validator

Just a thought...  According to XHTML Modularization [1], all XHTML 
Family Document Types *must* have a DOCTYPE with an FPI that matches a 
certain pattern.  Given this requirement, would it be reasonable to 
teach the validator that, at least by default, the parsing rules for 
documents that have a DOCTYPE that matches that pattern be "XML"? 

For example:


matches the pattern.  The validator already does DOCTYPE sniffing, so 
this doesn't seem objectionable.  Does it?


Shane P. McCarron                          Phone: +1 763 786-8160 x120
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Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:16:56 UTC