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Re: HTML Validators

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 22:54:15 +0100
Message-ID: <008601bf855b$b16b7170$b72190d4@de>
To: "Bruce Weese" <BWeese@mcctoronto.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
* Bruce Weese <BWeese@mcctoronto.com> wrote:
| I am extremely frustrated. I find your tool extremely useful for validating
| HTML; however, I am experiencing some problem with some of your
| descriptions.
|
| MINE: "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"
| YOURS FROM YOUR RETURNED PAGE: "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
| The only difference I can see are the capitals. Is this important?

Yes, case is important.

| MINE: <head>
| YOUR COMMENT: Error: element "HEAD" undefined
| I have never seen a head defined as anything other than <head> or <HEAD>.
| Why is this an error?

If your DOCTYPE is wrong the validator cant do his job properly.

| MINE: <script LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
| YOUR COMMENT: Error: there is no attribute "LANGUAGE"
| Is JavaScript not the language attribute? By the way it also indicated that
| script was undefined? Does not LANGUAGE="JavaScript" not define the script?

This only occurs (if your DOCTYPE were correct) when using HTML 4 Strict.


http://pantos.org/atw/h-valid.html

regards,
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Björn Höhrmann · http://www.bjoernsworld.de · mailto:bjoern@hoehrmann.de
Received on Friday, 3 March 2000 17:01:43 GMT

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