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Glitch in validator?

From: Alan Schneider <alansch@zip.com.au>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 09:32:09 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <37fb4a02.11817292@smtp.zipworld.com.au>
Hi.

Love the validator. It is a great service and I use 
it extensively.

I have however noticed a small but very consistent
problem which may indicate a minor bug in the
validator code. 

The following html fragment illustrates the problem.

http://www.ozebiz.com.au/trial/fragment.html

The validator seems to be attempting to validate
SOME of the contents of the script and is reporting
an error ...

Error at line 22:
   document.write("\" border=0 alt=\"Site Meter\"></a>");
          end tag for element "A" which is not open 

Please do not hesitate to correct me if I have gotten
this wrong, but I would have thought that the validator 
should basically ignore everything between the 
<script type="..."> and the </script>.

I can work around the problem by splitting the 
document.write("..."); into two parts with the "</" in 
the first part and the "a> in the second. But it IS 
a nuisance to have to do this just to get a page to 
validate correctly.

Cheers,
Alan Schneider
Received on Wednesday, 6 October 1999 12:09:43 GMT

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