Re: Bug in the validator?

From: Gerald Oskoboiny (gerald@w3.org)
Date: Sun, Sep 05 1999


Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 19:44:09 -0400
From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
Cc: braden@shadow.net, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <19990905194409.E5120@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Bug in the validator?

On Fri, Sep 03, 1999 at 08:43:56AM -0400, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Sep 1999 02:15:18 -0400 (EDT), "Braden N. McDaniel"
> (braden@shadow.net) wrote:
> > A thread on Usenet revealed that the W3C validator proclaims
> > the document at <URI:http://dramanetclub.gr/> 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.

Yes, it was. It's fixed now.

I had been checking the HTML 4.0 errata page occasionally for any
changes to the DTD, and I guess I missed this one.

Thanks to both of you for the clear bug report...

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