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Re: Probable bug in the validator.

From: Keith Bowes <keith_bowes@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 09:57:00 -0700
To: "Jonathan Blank - Mailing List Account" <jlblists@twu.net>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OE40XXUv1MJ3G9Vbj2l00000b41@hotmail.com>
> Okay. Turns out it's not a bug in the validator-- it's a bug in HTML 4.0
> ;) One which was fixed in 4.01.
>
> There are indeed problems with the validator; they aren't
> technical in nature, though.
>
> Problem 1:
> ----------
> If you are missing a <DOCTYPE> tag, you are given a link to the
> explanation at...
>
> http://www.htmlhelp.org/tools/validator/doctype.html
>
 However, this explanation does not mention 4.01 at all. It mentions only
> 4.0, which is why I used 4.0. I didn't know there WAS another DTD for
> 4.01.
>

There are a lot of DTDs that the validator recogizes.  For the SGML catalog
of DTDs that the validator recognizes, see
http://validator.w3.org/sgml-lib/catalog .

>
> Problem 2:
> ----------
> The validator defaults to HTML 4.0, NOT HTML 4.01.
>
>
> --Jon Blank
>
>
Received on Sunday, 23 July 2000 09:56:46 GMT

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