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From Regina Henschel <>
Subject Re: Doctype of websites
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:19:04 GMT
Hi all,

Christian Lohmaier schrieb:
> 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<>  wrote:
>> On Mar 15, 2012, at 7:37 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Dave Fisher<>  wrote:
>>>> 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.

One of XHTML or HTML5 would be fine for me too. XHTML would mean less 
work, but HTML5 likely assures of a good future.

Kind regards

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