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Re: Bug in validator?

From: Chris <cearle@smythco.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 13:22:14 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Message-Id: <20030708132214.3565d594.cearle@smythco.com>

> ...but I guess you're using the "/>" notation to end elements with a
> non-X(HT)ML DTD, which is not allowed in earlier HTML versions.  So,
> the SGML parser disagrees with you about where the elements in your
> document begin and end.

We are using the HTML 4.01 transistional DTD, where it is apparently
allowed (works on other pages).

> 
> Try replacing "<br />" with "<br>" and other similar ones if you have
> them (like link, hr, img etc), that should fix it.
> 
> And while I'm at it, posting references to URLs that exhibit
> unexpected behaviour is always a good idea, that'll provide people on
> this list with enough information for useful problem analysis.
> 

Sorry, it's behind a login, so I can't post a URL, however, here is a
larger chunk of the code.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

.
.
.

<td>
<b>Label Prices Menu</b>
<p/>
<a href="labelprices.php?command=list">List Label Price Records</a><BR
/>
<a href="labelprices.php?command=search&amp;resetsearch=true">Search
Label Price Database</a><BR />
<a href="labelprices.php?command=add">Add Label Price Record</a><BR />
<a href="labelprices.php?command=edit&amp;set_id_number=false">Edit
Label Price Record</a><BR />
<a href="labelprices.php?command=delete">Delete Label Price
Record</a><BR />
<a href="labelprices.php?command=report">Customer Price Report</a><BR />
<a href="labelprices.php?command=percentage">Percentage
Increase/Decrease/Rollback</a>
</td>

The validator pukes on the first "/" between
"Increase/Decrease/Rollback"  It causes it to think the a href is
unterminated, and the /a is unmatched.  Changing <BR /> to <BR> has no
effect.
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