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

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Mar 10 06:36:02 PST 2007

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:

> 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?

It's my user agent and it will read the DTD. One more time:

It's not just browsers out there!

Browsers that don't want to read the DTD don't have to, but DTDs will be 
essential for parsing XHTML5 with generic XML tools such as libxml and 

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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