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From "C. J. Palmer" <>
Subject RE: Doctype of websites
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:28:36 GMT
Please no more E-Mails

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcus (OOo) [] 
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: Doctype of websites

Am 03/15/2012 04:41 PM, schrieb Christian Lohmaier:
> Hi Dave, *,
> probably one of my last messages on the list since I'll be gone with
> the forwarder.. (so assume I will not read replies tomorrow/whenever
> the switch is flipped)
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Dave Fisher<>
>> On Mar 15, 2012, at 7:37 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Dave Fisher<>
>>>> On Mar 15, 2012, at 12:22 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:
>> [...]
>>>>>> Well sort of. If you look at the actual document on the site
>>>>>> you will probably find it contains an XHTML doctype even now.
> Old OOo pages were xhtml transitional, that is correct. And at least
> the and pages were fully valid
> (according to the w3c validator)
> CollabNet Enterprise Edition (that was used before Kenai, and after
> SourceCast (the old name of older version of CollabNet Enterprise
> Edition that was used even earlier) did as well ignore the doctype and
> other meta-tags, but merged title and meta tags into the overall
> templating system.
> So all pages were delivered as xhtml - of course that didn't make them
> valid, but that means that they worked for the users and editors with
> that doctype.
>> [...]
>> I think that ssi.mdtext should add a line like:
>> doctype:<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
> Please don't turn back the wheel of time. If you want to make a
> unification, then I suggest you either user xhtml transitional, or
> make the step to html5 right away as default.


I've tried hard to make at least the download webpages W3C conform 
(error and warning free) with xhtml doctype.

Unfortunately, after the migration to Apache this is no longer visible:

New game, new work. ;-)

So, would be great to keep the more modern direction.


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