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Re: HTML entities and the validator...

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:18:54 -0400
Message-Id: <6A42E25F-8637-4E2B-88FB-D636E0213525@opera.com>
Cc: public-qa-dev Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>, www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
To: sierkb@gmx.de

Le 24 avr. 2011 à 08:48, sierkb@gmx.de a écrit :
> Why should he not do so and instead should better write "&amp;", while the validator is saying to him "valid"?

using a "q" element to make the prose italic when it is not a quote is an improper usage of html. It is not described by the formal grammar.

Markup validators and checkers are tools. The validators could issue warnings for things, but people have a tendency to dismiss tools sending too many warnings (there are a lot of other things which could be checked too.)

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 24 April 2011 13:19:55 UTC

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