ISSUE-84: Should spec discourage use of "legacy" doctypes?

legacy-doctypes

Should spec discourage use of "legacy" doctypes?

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Michael[tm] Smith
Opened on:
2009-09-30
Description:
Quoting Julian Reschke from bug 7727:

"There's no point in discouraging the legacy doc type with should not; there is
no interop problem being solved by it. Further discussion on IRC (http://www.w3.org/2009/09/25-html-wg-irc) showed that potentially all doctypes that trigger standards mode should be allowed."

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7727

HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [the-doctype]
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-16)
  2. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-16)
  3. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-15)
  4. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-4 (html-versioning) and ISSUE-84 (legacy-doctypes) (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-12-14)
  5. HTML Working Group Status (from plh@w3.org on 2010-08-27)
  6. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-08-19: WG decisions, Decision Policy, TF reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-08-19)
  7. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-08-19: WG decisions, Decision Policy, TF reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-08-17)
  8. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-08-12: action 29; issues 116, 30, 109, 27; bugs 9894, 10066 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-08-11)
  9. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-08-04 [task force week] (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-08-05)
  10. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-08-04 [task force week] (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-08-04)
  11. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-29, WG decisions, issue review, WG surveys (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-29)
  12. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-29, WG decisions, issue review, WG surveys (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-27)
  13. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-22 (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-07-22)
  14. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-22 (from eliotgra@microsoft.com on 2010-07-22)
  15. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-22 (from krisk@microsoft.com on 2010-07-22)
  16. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-22 (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-07-21)
  17. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-15 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-15)
  18. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-15: note new dial-in numbers for Paris and London (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-07-14)
  19. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-08: actions, issues, decisions, revised proposals, future surveys, TF reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-08)
  20. FW: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-08: actions, issues, decisions, revised proposals, future surveys, TF reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-07)
  21. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-07-08: actions, issues, decisions, revised proposals, future surveys, TF reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-07)
  22. RE: ISSUE-4 - versioning/DOCTYPEs (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-07-07)
  23. [minutes] 2010-04-01 HTML Teleconference (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-04-01)
  24. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-04-01: action items, decision policy update, issue status (from shelley.just@gmail.com on 2010-03-30)
  25. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-04-01: action items, decision policy update, issue status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-03-30)
  26. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-04-01: action items, decision policy update, issue status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-03-30)
  27. [minutes] 20100325 HTML teleconference (from plh@w3.org on 2010-03-30)
  28. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-03-25: decision policy, issue status, updates from meetings, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-03-24)
  29. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-03-25: decision policy, issue status, updates from meetings, task force reports (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-03-24)
  30. [minutes] HTML WG 2010004 (from plh@w3.org on 2010-03-04)
  31. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-03-04: actions, publications, decision policy, issues (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-03-03)
  32. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-03-04: actions, publications, decision policy, issues (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-03-03)
  33. action items completed (from LMM@acm.org on 2010-02-27)
  34. ISSUE-4 (html-versioning) (vs. ISSUE-30 longdesc) (from LMM@acm.org on 2010-02-27)
  35. Subject: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-25: actions, issues, publication (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-02-24)
  36. ISSUE-4: html-versioning & ISSUE-84: legacy-doctypes - Chairs solicit Alternate Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-02-23)
  37. Re: Issue 85 and (from faulkner.steve@gmail.com on 2010-02-18)
  38. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-18: actions, issues, publication (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-02-18)
  39. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-18: actions, issues, publication (from geoff_freed@wgbh.org on 2010-02-17)
  40. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-18: actions, issues, publication (from janina@rednote.net on 2010-02-17)
  41. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-18: actions, issues, publication (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-02-17)
  42. Minutes HTML WG 11 February 2010 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-02-11)
  43. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-11: actions, issues, publication, decision policy, task force reports (from dboudreau@webconforme.com on 2010-02-10)
  44. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-11: actions, issues, publication, decision policy, task force reports (from janina@rednote.net on 2010-02-10)
  45. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-11: actions, issues, publication, decision policy, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-02-10)
  46. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-02-11: actions, issues, publication, decision policy, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-02-10)
  47. ACTION-172: Insure Change Proposal for ISSUE-4 (versioning) also covers ISSUE-84 (legacy doctype) (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-02-10)
  48. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-01-28: (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-01-27)
  49. Re: would like more time on ACTION-172 (ISSUE-4 and ISSUE-84) (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-01-27)
  50. would like more time on ACTION-172 (ISSUE-4 and ISSUE-84) (from masinter@adobe.com on 2010-01-27)
  51. Re: Legacy Doctype and Doctype Versioning (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-01-20)
  52. Legacy Doctype and Doctype Versioning (from masinter@adobe.com on 2010-01-19)
  53. ISSUE-84 / ISSUE-4 Change Proposal (was Re: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-01-07) (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-01-14)
  54. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-01-07 (from masinter@adobe.com on 2010-01-13)
  55. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-01-14: AIs, CfC/CfPs, TFs, plus: heartbeat docs (from shelley.just@gmail.com on 2010-01-13)
  56. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2010-01-14: AIs, CfC/CfPs, TFs, plus: heartbeat docs (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-01-13)
  57. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-12-17: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-12-15)
  58. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-12-17: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-12-15)
  59. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from shelley.just@gmail.com on 2009-12-10)
  60. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from shelley.just@gmail.com on 2009-12-10)
  61. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2009-12-09)
  62. ISSUE-84: legacy-doctypes - Chairs Solicit Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-12-08)
  63. We now have Atom feeds for all Tracker issues [was: HTML Working Group Decision Policy - for discussion] (from mike@w3.org on 2009-11-17)
  64. Re: HTML Working Group Decision Policy - for discussion (from mike@w3.org on 2009-10-08)
  65. minutes of 2009-10-01 telcon (from mike@w3.org on 2009-10-02)
  66. Agenda for HTML WG telcon 2009-09-24 - CfCs, Accessibility TF, Testing TF, etc. (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-09-30)
  67. [Bug 7727] legacy doc type does not need to be discouraged by 'SHOULD NOT' (from bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org on 2009-09-30)

Related notes:

[MikeSmith]: see http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7727

30 Sep 2009, 06:26:34

The term "should not" appears in section 9.1.1:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/syntax.html#the-doctype

Philippe Le H├ęgaret, 1 Oct 2009, 16:31:49

The change proposal originally made for ISSUE-4 also addresses this issue, so there is now a proposal. I'll give myself an action item to update the proposal to make sure that legacy doc types that still are interpreted in standards mode are still allowed.

Larry Masinter, 20 Jan 2010, 00:04:28

Apparently, the editor's draft of the HTML5 spec now allows some legacy doctypes. Whether this resolves the issue, I don't know, but I think it removes the link with ISSUE-4.

Larry Masinter, 28 Feb 2010, 02:58:40

Resolved, by Working Group Decision:

Maciej Stachowiak, 15 Dec 2010, 04:25:08

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