[whatwg] Editorial: 1.9 DOCTYPE HTML

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 13 21:07:42 PDT 2009

On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> Section 1.9 uses this DOCTYPE twice:
> Unless the intention is to demonstrate case-insensisitivity, which 
> doesn't seem to be the case since that's not otherwise mentioned in this 
> section, I think this should be:
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> as section 4.2 of the FAQ recommends.

On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Ian has said before that he purposely writes examples in multiple styles 
> just to ensure that the spec isn't construed as defining a single 
> 'correct' style through them.

Tab is correct, but to encourage the lowercase variant I've changed some 
of the examples to have the earlier section use lowercase text.

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