Re: Why DocType is important

Reinier Post (
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 22:09:13 +0100

You (Jeff Suttor) write:
><!DocType ..> is going to be very important. As we begin to serve
>arbitrary SGML instances over WWW, it will help to know what it is :)
>*For Now*, we can get away with the peek at the first # chars, insert
><!DocType HTML...> if not present.

Arbitrary SGML documents will probably carry a content type of text/sgml;
not text/html in any case. Full SGML conformance, proper reference to DTDs,
proper distribution of arbitrary DTDs, it can be done without loading it all
onto the poor mistreated workinghorse of HTML.

Reinier Post
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