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Bug 7616 - Move requirement about obsolete doctypes
Summary: Move requirement about obsolete doctypes
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-09-14 18:03 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2010-10-04 13:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Simon Pieters 2009-09-14 18:03:14 UTC
The "should not" requirement about obsolete doctypes should probably be in the syntax section, written in the same way as the normal doctype and legacy-compat doctype, instead of being listed in the obsolete features section.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-09-21 09:14:49 UTC
Comment 2 Simon Pieters 2010-02-11 09:24:28 UTC
Because it seems reasonable to assume that the syntax section covers all allowed syntax. Readers are likely to come to the conclusion that those doctypes are invalid.
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-02-17 21:30:12 UTC
would that be a bad thing?
Comment 4 Simon Pieters 2010-02-18 10:40:26 UTC
Yes. The spec should be clear about what the rules are. Otherwise people might give up trying to deduce rules from the spec (not just about syntax but in general).
Comment 5 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-02-25 04:52:59 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 6 contributor 2010-02-25 04:54:47 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r4808.
Check-in comment: Define the obsolete permitted DOCTYPEs in the syntax section.