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Re: XHTML validation bug (false pass)

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 11:58:04 -0800
Message-ID: <38B198CC.A03F3691@pacbell.net>
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Terje Bless wrote:
> Wait a minute! Is this a XHTML file? Could it be that it is being validated
> as if it were an SGML file? My head is still hurting from the last time we
> went around on this issue, but IIRC XHTML files are being validated as a
> weird form of SGML instead of XML. That would maybe account for it being
> more permissive.

It gave the XHTML logo, so it's validating as XHTML -- incorrectly.
Such documents won't get past the second line in an XML parser.

> Could you give me a URL for the document in question?

No but you can reproduce it yourself.  The document in question
has been fixed, but I've seen it in others too.

- Dave
Received on Monday, 21 February 2000 14:58:12 UTC

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