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border=0 on results of html 4.0 strict validation (was Re: [www-validator] <none>)

From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 05:39:37 -0400
To: Daniele MICCIANCIO <daniele@cs.ucsd.edu>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <19990917053936.E21225@w3.org>
On Wed, Sep 15, 1999 at 01:57:30PM -0400, Daniele MICCIANCIO wrote:
> Hi guys, 
> I just wanted to bring to your attention a small oddity about 
> your validation service. 
> When one validates an HTML 4.0 (Strict) file one gets a nice message  
> encouraging people to include the HTML
> 
> <p>
>     <a href="http://validator.w3.org/"><img border=0
>         src="http://validator.w3.org/images/vh40.gif"
>         alt="Valid HTML 4.0!" height=31 width=88></a>
> </p>
> 
> to show readers you put some effort is writing good html.
> Unfortunately, after that piece of HTML is inserted, 
> the page won't validate anymore.

Sorry about that... fixed. (It was a mistake introduced by a
modification I made to something else.)

> I must confess that I never read the specifications, but 
> if I had to guess I would say that "border" attribute is 
> only Transitional.

Yup.

I recently started maintaining a page of various things to test
after updating the service, to make sure this doesn't happen in
the future:

    http://validator.w3.org/dev/tests/

> (by the way, I think the validator is a great service, but it is 
> kind of sad that the LCS web page does not validate. Your host  
> should give a better example!)

Indeed, you should send them mail with a friendly reminder!

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