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[Bug 8420] New: name attribute with A in XHTML 1.1

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Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:56:05 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8420-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: name attribute with A in XHTML 1.1
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: prof_moriarty@veryfast.biz
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

Created an attachment (id=786)
 --> (http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/attachment.cgi?id=786)
xhtml page with reported error.

I was attempting to use a <a name="name"></a> tag in a strict XHTML 1.1
document and the validator was telling me I couldn't - 'Attribute "name"
exists, but can not be used for this element.'. I now know that that's because
you're supposed to use ID instead of name with XHTML. Fine.

However, I had many '<a name="xyz">' tags scattered around my document, but the
validator only reported an error for the first one. This is a problem because
it implies the rest are fine and I spend 5-10 mins wondering why that first one
was bad but the rest were good.
See attached - it has three '<a name' tags, but only the first is ever

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