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Re: Validator goofs on missing '

From: Michael Bowen <fizzbowen@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 19:01:31 -0700
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20011005185354.025dc500@pop.mindspring.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
At 10:24 2001/10/02, Ron Akkersdijk wrote:
>Hi Folks,
>
>While checking various HMTL webpages made by
>our students I discovered what I think is a bug.
>The validator does not complain when a '>'
>is missing, see for instance the html code
>below, where the final ">" is missing from "</body"

Funny you should mention that. I just discovered (serendipitously, while 
checking an XHTML 1.0 transitional document) that the validator catches '<' 
symbols when they are accidentally used where &lt; was actually intended, 
but fails, in at least some cases, to catch '>' symbols when accidentally 
used in place of &gt;.

I doubt if these peculiarities are related, but maybe our friendly 
validator programmers can check on both if they are able to find a minute 
to look into this.

--MB
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 22:01:39 GMT

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