[Python-Dev] PEP html display in IE

David Goodger goodger@python.org
Tue, 12 Nov 2002 21:07:43 -0500

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Reading the XHTML specification might also help:

I have.  So many specs, so little time :)

> you're using an XHTML DTD, but the files are missing the mandatory xmlns
> declaration on the html tag (see section 3.1.1, item 3 of the XHTML
> specification).

Corrected.  Thanks for the pointer.

As the original author of pep2html.py, let me ask you something.  Plaintext
PEPs use the HTML 4 transitional DTD (loose.dtd), but pep2html.py claims to
produce XHTML.  Should the DOCTYPE be switched to the XHTML DTD?  Or is this
a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

-- David Goodger  <goodger@python.org>  http://www.python.org/peps/
   Python Enhancement Proposal (PEP) Editor
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