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Re: Invalid HTML suggested by the HTML validator

From: Curtis \(Jewell\) Whalen <curtis_whalen@geocities.com>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 18:08:17 -0500
Message-ID: <00a101bfb6e7$289e8040$a50e3dce@FIRST>
To: "Rask Ingemann Lambertsen" <rask@kampsax.k-net.dk>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Mr. Lambertsen, you may wish to check the DOCTYPE you are using.

HTML 3.0 never really got into general use, and it may not have this
particular option. Try using a 3.2 or 4.0/4.01 DTD.
(with 4.0x, make it Transitional, 4.0x Strict expects you to use CSS
whenever possible for "looks" issues like BORDER=)

--Curtis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rask Ingemann Lambertsen" <rask@kampsax.k-net.dk>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 4:09 PM
Subject: Invalid HTML suggested by the HTML validator


>    Hi.
>
>    I thought I'd use the HTML validator to check one of my HTM pages. I
> was surpriced when I got the result:
>
> ----------
>  HTML Validation Service Results
>
> Document Checked
>
> Jump to: Outline.
>
>   o URI:
http://www.kampsax.k-net.dk/~rask/PFA-sagen/2000-04-27-Ebbe-Mogensens-proced
ure.html
>   o Last modified: Fri May 5 20:45:16 2000
>   o Server: Apache/1.3.3 (Unix) mod_perl/1.16 PHP/3.0.15 mod_ssl/2.1.0
SSLeay/0.9.0b
>   o Content length: 8353
>   o Character encoding: unknown
>   o Document type: Strict HTML 3.0 (Beta)
>
> Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML
parser.
>
>   o Line 119, column 64:
>           <A HREF="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"><IMG BORDER=0
>                                                                       ^
>
>     Error: there is no attribute "BORDER"
>
> Sorry, this document does not validate as Strict HTML 3.0 (Beta).
> ----------
>
>    The offending attribute comes from the piece of HTML that the HTML
> validator itself suggests you insert on pages that pass the check. I find
> it amusing, but unfortunate, that the HTML suggested by the validator
> isn't valid HTML.
>
>    I'm not on the list, so if you reply, please CC: to me.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rask Ingemann Lambertsen


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Received on Friday, 5 May 2000 19:10:46 GMT

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