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Re: Problems with validating <table> elements

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 21:44:02 +0200
To: <leahy@lycos-inc.com>
Cc: "'Masayasu Ishikawa'" <mimasa@w3.org>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <grs3st4c2idk8s1gpkc6cgn5h0chgc7v1s@4ax.com>
* Frank Leahy wrote:
>Unfortunately running Tidy doesn't help the development process, it only
>fixes problems after the fact.  And the suggestion to use xhtml doesn't work
>either, because in the real world we must support a range of browsers, many
>of which are unable to render xhtml properly.

Hm, the only browser I am aware of is Emacs-W3. It fails to render XHTML
documents properly as all conforming HTML 4 user agents do.

>Here's why I (and I would imagine many other people as well) want better
>table checking:  I'm building a new news site (it's a completely new UI for
>http://news.lycos.com/) and there are many complicated routines that turn
>xml back-end data into html.  It is important -- during the development
>process -- to know if I've closed all the </td> and </tr> tags correctly
>because if they're not it likely indicates that I've miscoded something.

Write your own stricter HTML 4 DTD and use it in the development
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