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Wrongful bug report

From: Gunnar Vestergaard <user1975@worldonline.dk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 20:49:33 +0200
Message-Id: <p04330100b74d659fbb6f@[]>
To: www-validator@w3.org
I earlier on wrote this bug report:
>I have chosen not to subscribe to this list. I just want to convey 
>to you an issue regarding the W3C HTML Validator:
>It may be called a bug, but I am not sure. When validating the fragment
><img src=/grafik/layout/read_more.gif alt="Read more">
>the Validator reports an error: "an attribute value must be quoted 
>if it contains any character other than letters (A-Za-z), digits, 
>hyphens, and periods; use quotes if in doubt"
>The underscore is an issue here. But the HTML spec 
>http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/intro/sgmltut.html#h-3.2.2 clearly 
>states that underscores are allowed without placing quotation marks. 
>Surely, I will place quotation marks around this URI, but I believe 
>there is a conflict here.

But this is a wrong bug report. The Validator does in fact not report 
underscores as an error. It was the slashes that it reported on. I 
missed that fact. I have enclosed this attribute value in quotes now 
because slashes are not allowed to stand without quotes.

Gunnar Vestergaard
Received on Wednesday, 13 June 2001 14:50:53 UTC

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