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RE: Validator

From: Mark A Gregory <mgregory@creativefactory.com.au>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 09:51:26 +1100
To: "'Dave J Woolley'" <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>, <www-html@w3c.org>, <www-validator@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <001301c04a9f$983fafe0$3200a8c0@creativea.creativefactory.com.au>
Hi Dave,

I do not understand your statement "Your subject is totally misleading".

If frameset is not supported then why does the validator accept it?
If frameset is part of a loose HTML standard then someone should look
at the problem caused by border not being an attribute of frameset.

We have found that the only way to get no borders is to add the border
attribute to frameset.  Our client requires that our code pass through the
validator and is successful.

There needs to be a solution to this conundrum, that does not include:
a. just fudge it
b. don't use the validator
c. just tell the client that the W3C standard is full of holes

I would appreciate some assistance with this.
thank you

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave J Woolley [mailto:david.woolley@bts.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2000 10:08 PM
To: 'Mark A Gregory'
Subject: RE: Validator

> From:	Mark A Gregory [SMTP:mgregory@creativefactory.com.au]
> we have found that frameset does not have a border attribute when using
> the validator.
[DJW:]  That's because they don't have one in the loose version
of HTML.  Frameset does not exist in the strict version.  The
W3C position is that you should use style sheets, although 
broken style sheet implementations my require some experimentation,
but that is a question about browsers, not about HTML.

Your subject is totally misleading. 

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