Re: A very brief standards reivew…
What exactly is “tag soup”, and what does it taste like? Is it really a problem? It’s just the MIME type.
It isn’t so simple to just change the DOCTYPE. Browsers render different DOCTYPEs differently. Especially Internet Explorer.
I’m much more comfortable leaving the “wrong” mime type in there than having to deal with different layout quirks of different DOCTYPEs.
Or are you really advocating that we should be dropping back to HTML 4.01?