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Re: A loophole in the validator?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:41:40 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20000126184140.0083dd30@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: "Pierre Far" <pierrefar@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
At 09:26 PM 01/26/2000 GMT, Pierre Far wrote:
>I am sure that you must have disscussed this before, but one could use 
>javascript to create non-standard HTML documents and they would still 
>validate as strict HTML.

Sure.  Because at the time the page is downloaded, it's valid HTML.

>So what is to stop a devious webmaster from using this and tricking the 
>users?

Maybe the fact that the devious webmaster doesn't get anything out of
"tricking the users" and thus it's not worth the trouble is enough of
a disincentive.

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Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
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Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2000 21:44:17 GMT

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