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RE: Bug in W3C HTML validator

From: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 09:43:45 -0500
To: Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010319094346-r01010600-4f244589@192.168.0.1>
On Monday, March 19, 2001 at 08:19, gilkison@one.net (Brian Gilkison) wrote:

> I don't think this is necessarily invalid, but rather a limitation of the
> HTML spec itself?  The 'Color' entity in the DTD is defined as CDATA, and I
> don't think it could be required to include the "#" the way the spec is
> currently defined (http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/loosedtd.html#Color)

While "Color" is defined as CDATA, it has additional restrictions
defined in the comment. That the validator doesn't handle this is not an
error in the validator but simply a limitation of strict DTD based
validation. 

> How, pray tell, did you come up with these errors? 

These were generated by BBEdit's "syntax checker". While not a DTD based
validator, it is based on rules derived from the W3C DTD's with
additional symatics to deal with checking content of attribute values.

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