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Dubious validator error. Validator bug or what ?

From: sysadmin <andreip@rnc.ro>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 05:57:34 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3B14C49E.3DAEA68B@rnc.ro>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Lookig at:

<li><b><strong><blink>---&gt;</blink><a href="/rh ...
                        ^
The validator said:     |
                        ^
Error: invalid comment declaration; check your comment syntax

???
What comment ???  That wasn't any comment, it was just an ascii-art
arrow made out of three dashes and a GT sign (properly encoded 
as &gt;).

Care to take a look ?


P.S. Experienced a maybe similar problem with MSIE, in an url like
http://server.na.me/cgi-bin/cgi-name?x=y&currentdate=today&z=t
it improperly replaced &curren with asc($)+128. 
Could it be that the validator perceives ---&gt; as "... -->" (i.e.
a comment end for a comment that wasn't there ?
Besides, AFAIK it IS allowed to have ">" without < and have it rendered
correctly anyway.
Received on Wednesday, 30 May 2001 13:44:55 GMT

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