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validator.w3.org did not catch a flaw in an html document

From: <Darxus@chaosreigns.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:26:31 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020121142631.E31347@oblivion.chaosreigns.com>
http://www.chaosreigns.com/guns/bestgun.test.html - using
the "Valid HTML v.4.01" Link at the bottom, which points to
http://validator.w3.org/check/referer, using a doctype of 4.01
Transitional.  It is saying "No errors found!"  "Congratulations, this
document validates as HTML 4.01 Transitional!"

On line 172 of the html:

<table border=1><tr><td><a href="/pics/bm55fld.jpg"><img src="/pics/tn_bm55fld.jpg" border="0" width="130" height="76" alt="Browning Buckmark" align="left"</a><a href="http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/buckmark/buckmark.htm">*</a>

There is a missing ">" just after the 'align="left"'.  I think this would
count as invalid html.  It should look like this:

<table border=1><tr><td><a href="/pics/bm55fld.jpg"><img src="/pics/tn_bm55fld.jpg" border="0" width="130" height="76" alt="Browning Buckmark" align="left"></a><a href="http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/buckmark/buckmark.htm">*</a>


I found this because the "links" web browser did not render the broken html
as I intended.

Please let me know if there is a more appropriate place I should have sent
this information.

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