[whatwg] text/html conformance checkers and doctype

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 27 18:28:09 PDT 2005

On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> From WF2: "HTML documents that use the new features described in this
> specification and that are served over HTTP must be sent as text/html and must
> use the following DOCTYPE: <!DOCTYPE html>."
> The substrings "DOCTYPE" and "html" are case-insensitive, right?

You mean "is <!doctype html> a conformant start to an HTML5 document?"? If 
so, I would answer "no". But I don't have a strong opinion. What's the 
advantage either way? (I'd rather address this in WA1 than WF2, anyway.)

> The space really means "one or more white space characters", right?
> There can be zero or more white space characters before '>', right?

Not at the moment, no. Same answer as above.

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