[whatwg] HTML6 Doctype
bruant at enseirb-matmeca.fr
Tue Aug 24 16:12:08 PDT 2010
Note after "10.1.1 The DOCTYPE" :
"DOCTYPEs are required for legacy reasons. When omitted, browsers tend
to use a different rendering mode that is incompatible with some
specifications. Including the DOCTYPE in a document ensures that the
browser makes a best-effort attempt at following the relevant
Reading the following description, I have the impression that HTML6 will
require a DOCTYPE as well.
Following the hypothesis that the HTML language or HTML parser
definition may change, it means that HTML6 may need a different DOCTYPE
than HTML5 in order to "[follow] the relevant specifications".
What will this doctype be since it cannot be <!DOCTYPE HTML>?
The underlying question being : shouldn't doctype be versioned (as it
has been with HTML 3.2/4/4.01 and XHTML 1/1.1)?
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