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valid mark-up only priority 2!! WAS valid comments

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:06:46 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D02879240@EDUC_MXS>
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Thanks Jon - very eloquent ;-)

As a side issue then, why is it only priority 2 that mark-up be valid?
Surely this is the most basic building block of an accessible page and as
such should be priority 1. (sorry if this is old ground for some)

J. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@spin.ie]
> Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 3:43 PM
> To: WAI IG
> Subject: RE: valid comments
> 

> It's not a valid HTML comment. Nor is it something that could 
> be even be
> part of any XML document of any kind. It is what is 
> technically known as
> "some random rubbish some idiot thought it would be a good idea to put
> there".
> 
> It works because browsers are supposed to ignore element tags that are
> obviously wrong and although that can't be an element tag 
> (begins with an
> invalid character) pretty much all browsers (but not all html 
> tools) will
> recognise it as an obvious error and pretend it isn't there.
> 
> Any tool that produces that is buggy.
> 
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