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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: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:02:56 -0700
Message-ID: <18547.40384.532181.362561@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk
Cc: connolly@w3.org, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Actually the algorithm you used to call that page an error takes
me back to the horror days of <b><i>..</b>  HTML where
eventually, correct, well-balanced markup often failed as an
error as the various browsers bent over backwards to "correct"
for errors.

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) writes:
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > 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

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