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Re: [ANN] W3C Markup Validator 0.6.5 Beta #1 - "Zeldman Made Us Do It!" - Is Released!

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:46:02 +0300 (EEST)
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.50.0308281933360.21582-100000@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Terje Bless wrote:

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Please don't. You gain nothing but confusion among some people.

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It claims that my main page http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ is not
valid, claiming that h1 is not allowed without a preceding <body>.

It also claims that some end tags must not be omitted because
"OMITTAG NO was specified".

This is undescribably absurd. It ain't no 1st of April!

> If the explanation is not to your liking — «Who the heck *writes* this
> stuff?!?!» — you can now submit your Nobel-nominate suggested replacement text
> through a handy-dandy mailto: link right next to the error (make sure to note
> the error number!). No reason to constrain yourself to Weblogs any more...

Sorry, it seems that some virus inserted garbage text into your message.

> When the W3C Markup Validator is running in «Fussy Parsing» mode it will
> complain about all sorts of things that are technically legal in HTML, but
> which is known to be problematic in practice and probably not what you wanted.

It's not just "complaining". It's claiming that a valid document is
invalid. And this is apparently intentional. Hence, it does not even try
to be a validator any more.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2003 12:46:04 GMT

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