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Bug 11 - Example DOCTYPE errors.
Summary: Example DOCTYPE errors.
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: 0.6.0b1
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: 0.6.0b3
Assignee: Terje Bless
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Blocks: 1503 7
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Reported: 2002-10-24 19:01 UTC by Terje Bless
Modified: 2005-02-03 17:35 UTC (History)
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Description Terje Bless 2002-10-24 19:01:46 UTC
From Björn Höhrmann:

1) The phrase talks about a "first line", while the document type
   declaration in the example takes two lines

2) The example should (as per XHTML 1.0) include a XML declaration

3) The example should (as per XHTML 1.0) use both, the lang and the
   xml:lang attribute

4) A "List List"? :-)
Comment 1 Terje Bless 2002-10-25 04:28:20 UTC
Items #2 and #3 are debatable. AFAIK, the "lang" attribute is a compatibility
patch (but may be a WAI/WCAG checkpoint), and the XML Decl is problematic in
current browsers. This needs some thought.
Comment 2 Terje Bless 2002-10-25 04:35:22 UTC
Item #4 ("List List") fixed.
Comment 3 Terje Bless 2002-10-25 04:43:42 UTC
Item #1 ("first line") fixed.
Comment 4 Terje Bless 2002-10-26 03:22:58 UTC
Item #3 fixed.
Comment 5 Terje Bless 2002-10-27 11:54:07 UTC
Resolving to not use an XML Decl for now (Item #2). The cost vs benefit isn't
clear and I think it's better to be conservative.