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Problems with validating <table> elements

From: Frank Leahy <frank@digitalcomet.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 04:02:38 -0400 (EDT)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: "Frank Leahy - Wired" <leahy@wired.com>
Message-ID: <NCBBKKCGKJKJBHPHDJEIKEBPCGAA.frank@digitalcomet.com>

The validator no longer validates <table> elements correctly.  For example,
it does not report an error when a </td> or </tr> element is missing. FYI,
the last time I used this service (2 months ago maybe?) this feature worked

Here's a minimalist example.  Notice that the </tr> is missing, but the
validator happily reports "No errors found!".

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
  <title>Lycos News | Diagnose</title>

<table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0 width="100%">
    Hello World!
       <!-- <==== </tr> should be here -->


-- Frank Leahy, leahy@wired.com
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 15:25:24 UTC

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