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

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 14:45:12 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020122.144512.78703031.mimasa@w3.org>
To: Darxus@chaosreigns.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Darxus@chaosreigns.com wrote:

> 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.

This is not invalid, as section of SGML says that a start-tag
(in this case an empty-element tag) may be unclosed when it is
immediately followed by an another (start- or end-) tag.  See also:


Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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