[whatwg] The version attribute for HTML5
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Feb 24 15:53:02 PST 2006
On Mon, 20 Jun 2005, Simon Pieters wrote:
> Since HTML5 won't be an SGML application, the DOCTYPE could be shortened down
> to this:
> |<!DOCTYPE html>
> To specify the version, we could reuse the version attribute:
> |<html version="5.0">
It's not clear to me what benefit we derive from this.
> XML documents could use the same DOCTYPE (if desired) since it is
It seems preferable for them to use no DOCTYPE at all.
>  The html start tag would look like:
> |<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" version="5.0">
> What do you think?
I don't see any reason to include the version="" attribute, but other than
that I agree.
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