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HTML4.0 Specs file - possible incompatibility problem

From: <omni@mail.line.ru>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 18:03:49 +0400
Message-ID: <36D01245.68822B06@mail.line.ru>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Dear Sirs,

I just downoaded your HTML 4.0 Specification file from
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-html40-19980424/html40.zip,
and would like to draw your attention to a problem which hasn't perhaps
been reported to you yet.

My Netscape Communicator crashes always when opening this file:

intro/sgmltut.html

The crash is caused by the following string of code in Contents section
of the page:

<li>
<a class="tocxref" href="#h-3.3.4.2">
<span class="index-def" title="boolean attribute|attribute::boolean">
<dfn>
Boolean attributes
</dfn>
</span>
</a>

Removal of both tags of DFN element corrects the problem. What makes it
all the more interesting is the fact that practically the same code in
general Table of Content of the cover page (cover.html) produces no ill
effects.

Hope this information will be of some help in your worthwhile effort
which I truly appreciate.

All relevant platform data is listed below.

Regards

W.Berg
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OmniTran Russian Translation
http://www.actor.ru/~vita
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System message: General Protection Fault in module NETSCAPE.EXE at
001E:7903

User Agent: Netscape Communicator v.4.05
System: Windows 3.1
Processor: 486
RAM: 8M
Received on Sunday, 21 February 1999 23:51:22 GMT

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