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Validator errors

From: Vidiot <vidiot@vidiot.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 20:37:40 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <389395D5.707FDD10@vidiot.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
URL: www.vidiot.com/forumdispay.html

1) Validator does not like mixed-case tags, i.e., <HEAD> </head>
   It errors and says that there is an ending </head> without a start.
   That is obviously false.  Tags are not case sensitive and neither
   should the validator be case sensitive.

   I fixed the above case error at the start of the page, so it
   doesn't show up again if you run the validator on the above page.

2) Error: end tag for "BASE" omitted, but OMITTAG NO was specified.
   Excuse me, but </BASE> is FORBIDDEN.  And where did I end up
   specifying "OMITTAG NO"?  I certainly didn't select any options
   to do that.

There are tons of errors listed for the page, many of them valid.
Many of them not.  I have no trust in the validator at all.

BTW, the page is not mine, it was produced by a CGI script.  I'm
trying to get the people who produce the code to get it right.  I
want to point them to the validator, but with it complaining
about legit code, I can't do that.

Mike Brown
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