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Bug 6526 - Attempt to use HTML 3.2 or HTML 2.0 validator instead uses HTML5 validator
Summary: Attempt to use HTML 3.2 or HTML 2.0 validator instead uses HTML5 validator
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 6250
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-03 23:47 UTC by Austyn Bontrager
Modified: 2009-02-03 23:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Austyn Bontrager 2009-02-03 23:47:01 UTC
Overview: When I explicitly instruct the Validator to validate a doctype of HTML 3.2, the validator instead validates against the HTML5 spec.

Steps to Reproduce: 
1) Go to the validator page
2) Enter my URL ( in the "Address" field
3) Click the "More Options" link
4) In the "Document Type" option list, select "HTML 3.2"
5) Click the "Check" button
6) The banner at the top of the results page ("Errors found while checking this document as HTML5!") indicates that the Validator is checking for HTML5, instead of HTML 3.2.

An identical problem occurs when I try to validate as "HTML 2.0" or "ISO HTML".

Expected Results:
I expected that it would ignore the erroneous DOCTYPE declaration, and instead validate the page as HTML 3.2, and report any violations of the HTML 3.2 spec on that page.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2009-02-03 23:59:27 UTC
This is a duplicate to
which fortunately has recently been fixed in the dev version, with a stable release coming soon.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 6250 ***