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Re: HTML4 Diffs - Object, again

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:16:21 +0200
To: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100627181621482438.2c8e060a@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:13:20 +0200:
> Leif Halvard Silli, Sun, 27 Jun 2010 17:24:19 +0200:
>> Leif Halvard Silli, Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:45:59 +0200:
>>> Kornel Lesinski, Sun, 27 Jun 2010 15:12:54 +0100:
>>>> On Sun, 27 Jun 2010 05:48:16 +0100, Leif Halvard Silli:
>     [ snip ]
> 
>>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#h-9.4
>>> 
>>> I suppose you mean this: ?
>>> 
>>> ]]
>>>     ILLEGAL EXAMPLE: 
>>>     The following is not legal HTML.
>>>     <P>
>>>     <INS><DIV>...block-level content...</DIV></INS>
>>>     </P>
>>> [[
> 
> 
>> [] seems like a bug in the XHTML validation service. Which I have now 
> filed. 
>> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10022
> 
> There is no doubt that there is a bug in the W3 HTML4/XHTML1 validation 
> service: If you try to validate the (lowercase version of the) code 
> which HTML4.01 explains as an example of _illegal_ markup, then the W3 
> Validator currently stamps it as *valid* HTML4/XHTML1. 
> 
> As further back-up, I'll mention that Validator.nu agrees with my
> interpretation of HTML4.01 - if you try to validate the the HTML4 
> example as
> XHTML 1.0 Strict in the Validator.nu service, you get the following 
> message:
> 
> ]] XHTML element div not allowed as child of XHTML element ins in this 
> context. 
>    (Suppressing further errors from this subtree.)
>    From line 8, column 6; to line 8, column 10
>   &#8617;<p>&#8617;<ins><div>...blo [[
> 
> Whereas if I change the <ins> to an object:
> 
> <p>
> <object data="image" type="image/gif" ><div>...block-level 
> content...</div></object>
> </p>
> 
> then the Validator.nu service stamps it as valid. Brilliant, Henri!

Btw, Validator.nu also stamps such an example as valid HTML4.01.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Sunday, 27 June 2010 16:16:56 UTC

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