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Re: XHTML strict.dtd

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 08:57:17 +0100 (BST)
To: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0003@earth.li>
cc: www-validator@w3.org, DGCM300@dshs.wa.gov
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0104070853010.345-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Tim Bagot wrote:

> It's hard to tell why you might be getting that error without a concrete
> example - i.e. where "here" is.

Yes, it needs context.  My guess would be that the <a ...> is in loose
body text (i.e. not within any block-level container).  That's illegal
in strict HTML, and the error message is right for that, too.

> (target="_blank" is also slightly bad for accessiblity reasons, but that's
> off-topic here.)

No, it's perfectly on-topic.  There's no target attribute in Strict.

Nick Kew
Received on Saturday, 7 April 2001 03:57:31 UTC

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