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RE: weird validator bug

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:24:31 -0500
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD006A5D42A@wdcrobexc01.ed.gov>
To: "'Nick Kew'" <nick@webthing.com>
Cc: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
Thanks very much Nick.  I would never would have figured that out.  If only
the error message had been correct or the caret had pointed to the "c".  It
didn't help that the WDG validator passed the file.  I do like how the
validator checks for uniqueness of ID values.

> ----------
> From: 	Nick Kew
> Sent: 	Wednesday, December 19, 2001 2:09 PM
> To: 	Bailey, Bruce
> Cc: 	'www-validator@w3.org'
> Subject: 	Re: weird validator bug
> 
> 
> The error message should read
> "reference to non-existent ID "C241"
> 
> The problem with the W3C validator is that it misparses the nsgmls
> output in this kind of instance.  My page at
> <URL:http://valet.webthing.com/xml/> discusses the difficulties
> that lead to this, and presents a solution.
> 
> [plug to w3c: another reason you need to adopt XMLMessageReporter -
> it will fix this bug for free :-) ]
> 
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2001 14:25:51 GMT

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