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Re: document.write causes validation to fail

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 12:14:01 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <005a01bf165f$054e1250$1e71fd91@de>
To: "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
* Liam Quinn wrote:
| pdf@bizfon.com wrote:
| >
| > I've seen similar posts on this, but I haven't found a conformation that
| > this is a bug in the validator.
| That's because it isn't.  See
| <http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/problems.html#script>.
| This same answer is given approximately once a week on this list.  See
| the archives:

I think we all here want Authors to validate their documents and develop as
close to the standards as possible. If Authors now are willing to do so, they
validate their pages and the only thing they get are errors they do not
understand. Some of them will go ahead and read the explanation but most of
the time the answers in the KGV Faq aren't that helpful. At this point they
will either post to the list or refuse to validate their pages in future.

So i think it would be necessary to do at least one of the following:

  * Create a FAQ that answers as good as possible FAQs (or link the above
  * Introduce a version of the validator that gives 'human-readable'
    explanations of the errors listet by default
  * Make the KGV Pages 'author-friendly' by giving examples and solutions on
    common problems
  * If it isn't already done, link HTML Tidy (or integrate it into the


  Björn Höhrmann
Received on Thursday, 14 October 1999 14:20:47 UTC

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