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Re: HTML5 parser integrated in W3C Markup Validator

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 05:18:36 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <g8vsi3$pvv$1@ger.gmane.org>

olivier Thereaux wrote:

> * if the user selects "HTML5" in the doctype dropdown in the options
>   http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/#validate_by_uri+with_options

> * if the document contains the pseudo doctype declaration
>   <!DOCTYPE html> -> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/syntax.html#the-doctype

...ugh.  I don't think that is a good idea, admittedly I
have no better idea.  Make sure to throw a syntax error 
with SGML and XML parsers when they meet this gibberish.

> More triggers are likely to be added later.

Much later, I'm not aware that they intend to get a proper
MIME type for their document type, and besides the WHATWG
work will still take years.

> This integration should hopefully provide more visibility
> to HTML5

Well, don't hand out "HTML5 valid" icons unless they are 
*dated*, e.g., based on the latest published W3C draft.

Not on fast moving "editor's copy" drafts by the WHATWG
consortium of the Web advertising and tracking industry.

Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 03:17:11 UTC

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