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Re: checklink: thrown off by newlines in tags

From: Charlie Halpern-Hamu <charlie@IncrementalDevelopment.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 15:52:25 -0400
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To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Thank you.  I was just guessing at the cause of the trouble.
You are correct that the even number of dash-pairs is bad HTML.
Unfortunately, it's not my HTML, rather a site I link to.  Oh well.

At 03:45 PM 2001-04-13, Hugo Haas wrote:
>* Charlie Halpern-Hamu <charlie@IncrementalDevelopment.com> [2001-04-12 07:59-0400]
>> It appears that a newline means that an anchor is not recognized:
>>         <a
>>         name="x">
>> Here is the example I encountered:
>> http://www.compuserve.ca/cpeh/forums/arts/artslinks.html 
>I haven't looked at it carefully (and I don't have time before at
>least a week), but it looks like a problem with the parsing of your
>HMTL. Excerpt: "<!----begin  Music  links------->". This is not
>valid[1] HTML. In order for the link checker properly, the mark-up
>should be valid.
>If the mark-up is not valid, it is not guaranteed that it's going to
>work. It is not guaranteed that it's going to work for valid HTML
>either. ;-)
>  1. http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.compuserve.ca/cpeh/forums/arts/artslinks.html
>Hugo Haas - W3C
>mailto:hugo@w3.org - http://www.w3.org/People/Hugo/ - tel:+1-617-452-2092 

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