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Probable bug in the validator.

From: Jonathan Blank - Mailing List Account <jlblists@twu.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 23:58:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
cc: magenta@trikuare.cx
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0007222355360.24309-100000@twu.net>
Hi there--

	I've found what I believe to be a bug in the HTML validator. It
doesn't seem to understand the "name" attribute when present in <IMG> tags
(e.g. for use in JavaScripts). Try this:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twu.net%2F

The only error this yields is:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Line 147, column 124: 

       ... "dk1();"><img
       src="/images/unlit.gif" alt="" name="lite1" border=0></a ...
                                                             ^

     Error: there is no attribute "NAME"
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

It says that there is no attribute "NAME", but there most certainly
is! (By the way, this problem occurs with BOTH the 3.2 DTD and the 4.0
Transitional DTD)

Please consult:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#edef-IMG

As you can see, there is most definitely a "name" attribute.

Isn't this a bug? If so, can it be fixed as soon as possible?

						--Jon Blank
Received on Saturday, 22 July 2000 23:58:06 GMT

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