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From: James Y Knight <foom@fuhm.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 16:29:37 -0400
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and probably many other pages as well.

This page was sent as text/html but uses tags of the form <a name="foo" 
/> which does not actually close the <a> tag in conforming HTML4 
user-agents (I'm using safari 1.2.2). This lack of closing, combined 
with the CSS which specifies "a:active { color: #C00; background: 
transparent }" means that when you click anywhere in the page, nearly 
all the text in the page turns red. Oops.

Additionally, your validator does not appear to catch using the 
shortcut close method on a non-EMPTY element in a text/html XHTML 1.0 
document. Perhaps it should be updated to handle that class of error?

James
Received on Monday, 2 August 2004 17:27:31 GMT

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