[whatwg] Using the HTML5 DOCTYPE as a new quirksmode switch

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 10 05:59:07 PST 2007

On 10 Mar 2007, at 13:43, Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>> The tutorials will just say "Use <!DOCTYPE html>".
> What are those of us who wish to use XML tools on our documents  
> supposed to use? We will need a real DTD at some point, to declare  
> the entities if nothing else. We will not be able to use <!DOCTYPE  
> html>.

Then you're still relying on the UA reading the DTD, which it doesn't  
have to. What use is a DTD if it doesn't need to be read and has no  
nominative value?

- Geoffrey Sneddon

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