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.
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
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: --- → Future
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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