Re: Bug in the validator?

From: L. David Baron (
Date: Fri, Sep 03 1999

From: "L. David Baron" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 08:43:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Re:  Bug in the validator?

On Fri, 3 Sep 1999 02:15:18 -0400 (EDT), "Braden N. McDaniel"
( wrote:
> A thread on Usenet revealed that the W3C validator proclaims the document at
> <URI:> is valid as strict HTML 4.0, despite the fact
> that the SCRIPT element on this page includes the deprecated LANGUAGE
> attribute. The WDG validator correctly notes the error.

This makes me think that the W3C validator is using the DTD from the
1997-12-18 draft of REC-html40 rather than the 1998-04-24 version.  See
the list of corrections between the two versions [1], where the last
item says:

  The language attribute for the SCRIPT element was not marked as
  deprecated. It is now, and it is no longer defined in the Strict

I think the validator should be using the DTD from the 1998-04-24
draft including the changes listed in the errata [2].