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Re: A bug in the validator...

From: Tony L. Svanstrom <tony@svanstrom.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 04:09:40 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.05.9905271000030.21493-100000@moon.campus.luth.se>
Thank you;

I thought that the problem was too simple to not have been detected before,
but at the same time it looked ok to me as well as the people that I asked
(I've not really worked with "webdesign" in a cpl of years but the people
that I asked still do).

PS I didn't use http://validator.w3.org/check/referer because I wasn't
aware of it.
Per scientiam ad libertatem. 1999 Tony L. Svanstrom

On Wed, 26 May 1999, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 10:09 PM 5/26/1999 , Tony L. Svanstrom wrote:
> >As you can see it's a simple JavaScript that improves the "this page
> >validates"-code so that you don't have to change it for every page.
> Out of curiousity, why not use http://validator.w3.org/check/referer
> for this?
> Anyway, last time this came up, Liam Quinn wrote
> (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/1999JanMar/0035.html)
> >From <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#idx-CDATA-1>:
> 'Although the STYLE and SCRIPT elements use CDATA for their data model, for 
> these elements, CDATA must be handled differently by user agents. Markup 
> and entities must be treated as raw text and passed to the application as 
> is. The first occurrence of the character sequence "</" (end-tag open 
> delimiter) is treated as terminating the end of the element's content. In 
> valid documents, this would be the end tag for the element.'
> So you need to escape your </tag>:
> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"> 
> <!-- 
> document.write ('<some really long tag '); 
> document.write ('with lots of data><\/tag>'); 
> // --> 
> </script>
> Hope this helps.
> --
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