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

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 00:52:19 -0500 (EST)
To: <Darxus@chaosreigns.com>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0201220050550.11714-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Masayasu Ishikawa wrote:

> 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 7.4.1.2 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.

If you'd like to check for a missing ">" anyway, you can use the WDG HTML
Validator [*] with warnings enabled.

[*] http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/

-- 
Liam Quinn
Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2002 00:52:48 GMT

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