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Re: Is there a validator bug?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:16:32 -0800
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To: "Kevin Berkheiser" <KBerk@Bigfoot.com>
Cc: "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
At 10:55 AM 12/20/1999 , Kevin Berkheiser wrote:
>I received this comment “Strictly speaking (i.e., strict.dtd), A can only
>+ contain %inline; elements, and P is %block;)” about the following
>My home page uses this script and the page validates properly.  I see what
>the person said, I guess there is no way to make sure the validator
>catches mistakes like this?

No, there's not, because the HTML of the page -is- valid.

The script is valid, the HTML is valid, it's only when the script
runs that your code breaks the validity of the page.

Moral of the story:  Don't write scripts that break HTML?

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