[whatwg] The bogus doctype state and doctype sniffing

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 21 16:39:00 PDT 2007

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> The bogus doctype state does not work as a sufficient spec for parsers 
> that need to extract the kind of information that is needed for 
> browser-compatible doctype sniffing.
> I suggest amending the bogus doctype state with substates that match 
> dbaron's doctype sniffing algorithm from Gecko, because in addition to 
> Gecko, WebKit uses that algorithm and Opera 9 uses something that is 
> mostly equivalent (subject to corner case differences induced apparently 
> by blackbox reverse engineering).

Done. (Webkit apparently doesn't use exactly what Gecko uses, btw.)

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