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Re: MAC widget error (version 1.1)

From: Fred Bone <Fred.Bone@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 18:51:12 -0000
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <4B6C68A0.22243.425987E@Fred.Bone.dial.pipex.com>
On 5 February 2010 at 10:45, Lee Passey said:

> On 2/2/2010 9:13 PM, Brian Redmond wrote:
> 
> > Can you please help me understand this error?
> >
> > Code entered to tidy:
> >
> > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
> > "http://www.w3.org/TR/html14/strict.dtd"> <html lang="en"> <head>
> > <title>Welcome to BrianRedmond.net</title> <meta
> > http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; /> <link rel="shortcut
> > icon" href="http://www.brianredmond.net/favico/ricon.ico" /> </head>
> > <body> <p>Coming soon...</p> </body> </html>
> >
> > Results repeatedly (even trying to modify from strict to transitional)
> > in the following error:
> >
> > Info: Document content looks like HTML 4.01 Strict 0 warnings, 1 error
> > were found! This document has errors that must be fixed before using
> > HTML Tidy to generate a tidied up version.
> >
> > Did I not just set the DOCTYPE as HTML 4.01 Strict? I'm about ready to
> > delete this widget. I thought it would be helpful, but it's just
> > frustrating.
> 
> There is a missing closing quotation mark at the end of 
> 'content="text/html;'.

But what the OP posted was
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" 
/>
which is *not* missing the closing quote.

The error is the "/>" at the end of the META (or more precisely the "/"). 

The W3 validator refers to 
<http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/empty.html> for further info.
In particular, this advises
> If you start using XHTML features like <hr />, don't expect your documents
> to validate against an HTML DOCTYPE. They need to be converted to comply
> with XHTML requirements as a whole, including the use of an XHTML DOCTYPE.
Received on Friday, 5 February 2010 18:52:22 GMT

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