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Re: FPI and URI for dtd

From: Przybylo, Pamela (DOT) <pprzybylo@dot.state.ny.us>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 09:14:24 -0400
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>, "karl@w3.org" <karl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1F7782733F285D43B4591A47D79D0123012AA2555E@excnysm95banp.nysemail.nyenet>
Hello all,
In search of enlightenment.  I, and my staff, are tasked with validating HTML .  Our developers have recently been instructed that we will standardize on HTML 4.01 strict dtd.  I see they are using  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

I am not familiar with this combination of Transitional FPI and strict DTD; I thought it was either one or the other.  How is this read; won't the strict.dtd be ignored?  Do we test it as Transitional, strict, or both?

Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0103131305480.392-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

The issue is of course that the validator, on encountering an
FPI that can be resolved internally, ignores the external DTD.

Thank you
Received on Wednesday, 8 June 2011 17:29:12 UTC

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