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html validator (buggy?)

From: James Craig <james_craig@Powered.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 15:24:38 -0500
Message-ID: <DAD1EF4516FAD411A1D900D0B7B0AC84702DE4@exchange.powered.com>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

i've had some problems with the w3c html/xhtml validator.
http://validator.w3.org/ i thought my site was completely "xhtml 1.0 strict"
compliant, but it returns errors for some things that i could swear were
valid. has anyone else noticed these "bugs"? are they bugs or am i an

for example, http://www.cookiecrook.com/weblog.php my weblog page validates
except for one error "attribute target not allowed here"... it's in an
anchor tag. the spec still allow for targets doesn't it? 

 <a href="/webx/getElementByClass.htm" target="example">script</a>
 Error: there is no attribute "target" for this element 

also, http://www.cookiecrook.com/links.php says "element <input /> not
allowed here" when it's only in a <form></form> tag. surely that's a bug in
the validator. 

thanks in advance for any help.
Received on Friday, 25 May 2001 16:26:14 UTC

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