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Re: "Unable to Determine Parse Mode" warning given when inappropriate

From: Eugene Reimer <ereimer@shaw.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:51:20 -0500
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <47ED6858.40907@shaw.ca>

olivier Thereaux wrote, On 2008-03-27 13:37:

> I don't think that's a good idea. This warning can be very useful for  
> people who may have made a typo in "writing down" their doctype, and  
> these are, AFAIK, more frequent and more clueless than people 
> crafting  their custom DTD but not complaining about subsequent warning. 

I was surprised by your "typo" argument, but experiments show (to my 
surprise) that one can indeed get that same warning message and nothing 
else for specifying a non-existent DTD.  Therefore my suggestion needs 
to be amended.  I would suggest that specifying a non-existent DTD 
result in a different message, one that says so.  In the case of a 
custom, but existent, DTD, that's where I'm suggesting that message be 
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