[whatwg] Bug in "Before DOCTYPE name state"?

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Dec 21 09:15:05 PST 2006

On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:09:43 +0100, Thomas Broyer <t.broyer at gmail.com>  
> But it also has this note, which is quite confusing: "Because
> lowercase letters in the name are uppercased by the algorithm above,
> the "HTML" letters are actually case-insensitive relative to the
> markup."

During tokenization you store the lowercase ASCII characters as uppercase.  
So you can do a case-sensitive comparison with "HTML" in the end ("HTML"  
will also end up in the DOM or whatever model you use there).

In the markup it could be written as <!doctype html> which is what is  
suggested there.

> However, section 8.1.1 says:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#doctype
> """
> In other words, <!DOCTYPE HTML>, case-insensitively.
> """
> So I guess you're right.

Learned this when writing the implementation of it :-)

> It remains that the tokenization stage is a bit confusing…

Anne van Kesteren

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