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Re: any error-free web pages at all? [was: Why Microsoft's authoritative=true won't work and is a bad idea]

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:17:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4872A3FB.8060400@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>



Dan Connolly wrote:

> OK... at the risk of further exposing my ignorance... I'll bite.
> 
> Today's featured article in wikipedia is ~32k and I don't
> see any errors; the W3C markup service
> says "This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!" and
> the firefox error console is blank.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_32

Yet the page is being served as text/html and should thus
be parsed as such (and not as XHTML).  The <head> region
should therefore terminate at the "/" of

	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

and the ">" of the same should cause an error ("character data not allowed
here" or somesuch).  Not the best example of an error-free page, IMHO, Dan ...

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Monday, 7 July 2008 23:18:01 GMT

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