The Doctype tag inserted at the top of all new pages in Composer does not contain the URI of the DTD

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
Composer
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trivial
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: JWooden271, Unassigned)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529

Composer automaticly inserts
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

at the top of every page created within the program. Why not insert the
following instead?

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

While there is no real problem with this, it may be a good idea to have the URI
in there anyway.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Composer
2. Click the Source tab
3. The Doctype is highlighted in grey, notice that is does not specify the URI
of the DTD.

Actual Results:  
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

Expected Results:  
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
> Why not insert the following instead?

That would put the pages in standards mode.... and most Composer users will find
that highly unpleasant, I suspect.

Comment 2

15 years ago
right, i'd wontfix this. at some point we'll probably honor preexisting doctypes
in which case people who want strict could start w/ a strict page...
Assignee: jfrancis → composer
Component: Editor: Core → Editor: Composer
QA Contact: sairuh → petersen

Comment 3

15 years ago
wontfix per comment 1 and comment 2
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 4

5 years ago
I think this should be reconsidered for the case that the property "use CSS styles instead of HTML elements" is switched on. I think, at the present time, most want to have standards mode.

This would make a perfectly logical behaviour in my opinion: when the "use css styles" setting is off, composer remains in the old html mode. When css styles are on, standards mode is used.
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