[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 (WD 16 June 2004): DOCTYPEs

Dave Hodder dmh at dmh.org.uk
Thu Jun 17 10:09:20 PDT 2004


Section 1.6 of the draft mentions use of the DOCTYPE <!DOCTYPE html 

If I may I'd like to suggest the following public identifiers instead:

     "-//WHATWG//DTD HTML 4.01 plus Web Forms 2.0//EN"

     "-//WHATWG//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional plus Web Forms 2.0//EN"

     "-//WHATWG//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus Web Forms 2.0//EN"

This may seem like a minor point, but my thinking is that these PIs 
emphasise the backwards compatibilty of Web Forms 2.0 with previous W3C 
Recommendations.  This is, of course, what differentiates Web Forms 2.0 
from other solutions, and I think it should be stressed at every 
available opportunity.  :o)

(Obviously this in itself doesn't preclude a standards body from 
releasing a compound spec for a "HTML 5.0" or "XHTML 1.5" at a later 



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