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HTML validator indicates false positives?

From: <nex@o-slash.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:12:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <8AA29984-E7A9-11D6-A2D3-000393BAB03A@o-slash.org>




hello,

when i validated the project antville site [1] with the HTML validator, 
it
found more errors than there really are [2]. it seemingly failed to 
recognize
a few opening tags. e.g. consider the first ten lines of the document:
---8<---
1: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
2: <html>
3: <head>
4: <title>Project Antville</title>
5: <meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE">
6: <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="XML"
    href="http://project.antville.org/rss10" />
7: <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://www.antville.org/safescripts"></script>
8: <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://project.antville.org/javascript"></script>
9: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" title="CSS Stylesheet"
    href="http://project.antville.org/stylesheet" />
10: </head>
--->8---
looking at this, i cannot explain this error message:
> Line 10, column 6: Error: end tag for element "HEAD" which is not open;
> try removing the end tag or check for improper nesting of elements

if you know the answer, i would be pleased to read from you; please 
send a
copy to nex@o-slash.org, i'm not on the list.

cheers,
nex

________
[1]  http://project.antville.org/
[2]  http://tinyurl.com/26m1   ( 
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%
2Fproject.antville.org&charset=%28detect+automatically%
29&doctype=Inline&ss=&sp=&outline=&noatt= )
Received on Thursday, 24 October 2002 19:37:29 GMT

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