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W3C HTML Validation Service Results are failing on good pages

From: Jonathan Wilson <wilson@claborn.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 14:46:51 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20010706134006.0390de18@mail.claborn.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to send this or not. My apologies if it is not.

I am trying to validate a few pages and I have found that the Validator is acting funny. I haven't used it in a few months, so maybe I've forgotten, but I don't remember ever running into these bugs before.

The error is, it complains about a lack of closing tags on all brakes (br tags), and also for img. I have never used ending tags for br or img, and in fact I have never seen a page that does use endings for those tags.

I almost feel like I can't trust The Validator anymore, because of how bizarre these errors are. Is it simply looking for properly paired and nested tags? If so, I would hardly call that a validator.

Such as follows:

       Line 71, column 14: 
          </font>
                ^  
Error: end tag for "BR" omitted; possible causes include a missing end tag, improper nesting of elements, or use of an element where it is not allowed (explanation...) 
       Line 12, column 0: 
  <br>A terrible group of statistics; one in 75 ...
  ^  
Error: start tag was here (explanation...) 
       Line 72, column 11: 
  </font>
             ^  
Error: end tag for "IMG" omitted; possible causes include a missing end tag, improper nesting of elements, or use of an element where it is not allowed (explanation...) 
       Line 7, column 10: 
            <img src="http://www.our_server ...
            ^  
Error: start tag was here (explanation...)

Are these bugs going to be fixed?


Thanks


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Jonathan Wilson
System Administrator

Cedar Creek Software     http://www.cedarcreeksoftware.com
Central Texas IT     http://www.centraltexasit.com

Received on Saturday, 7 July 2001 03:25:51 GMT

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