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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Dec 21 13:24:54 PST 2006

On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 19:42:24 +0100, Thomas Broyer <t.broyer at gmail.com>  
> Additional note: as I read this, if the DOCTYPE was previously marked
> as being "in error", it should then be rolled back to being "correct"
> if the DOCTYPE name is "HTML": <!DOCTYPEHTML> would *not* be marked
> "in error".

It would be a parse error, but

> That's probably not what's intended.

yeah, I suppose not. I don't really see directly how you can nicely deal  
with that during tokenizing. Hmm. (It would work with a flag, but that's  
not nice.)

> So I'll just code it so that these are "correct":
> <!doctype html>
> and every other lowercase/uppercase variant;
> and thiese are "in error":
> <!doctypehtml>
> and every other lowercase/uppercase variant.

Anne van Kesteren

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