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[Bug 5000] validator parses textarea contents but should not

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Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 09:04:54 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5000

           Summary: validator parses textarea contents but should not
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.8.1
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://don.netfam.us/2007-09-01/edit.html
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: don@colton.byuh.edu
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


I love having the validator.  Thanks for a great tool.

My understanding is that almost anything between a <textarea> and </textarea>
tag is merely displayed on the web page, and is not parsed in any way.

I have a textarea that is pre-filled with html, including doctype, table, and
other elements.  These cause the W3 validator to choke and emit lots of error
messages when most of them are not any errors.

I acknowledge that I am not an expert.  I did confer with a couple of other
programmers who do HTML from time to time, and we think this may be an actual
validator bug.  (Nothing turned up when I searched the bug list for "pre-filled
textarea".)

Thanks!  Don
Received on Sunday, 2 September 2007 09:04:58 GMT

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