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Re: Table Validation

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@chello.se>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 11:09:57 +0100
Message-ID: <006801c0a0a6$420c6de0$536859d5@chello.se>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Terje Bless:

> On 21.02.01 at 19:56, Marty Tillinger <marty@tillinger.com> wrote:

> >I'd like to see you add the checking of matching end tags and the proper
> >nesting of tags as part of the validator.
 
> Sorry. We can't do that. It's perfectly legitimate to leave off closing
> tags in some cases -- in which case a conforming parser wil infer the
> position of the closing tags and sometimes get it wrong -- and trying to
> add such a feature would impose _our_ arbitrary standards of "good" HTML
> without a solid, objective, measure to compare it to.

What Marty could do is to move to XHTML 1.0. Then the validator will
actually do what he wants, since all end tags are mandatory in
the XHTML 1.0 DTDs and the validator knows that (of course).

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                         Bertilo Wennergren
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