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Re: validator does NOT validate XHTML 1.0

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 08:42:13 -0400
Message-ID: <90D12689EF7A0543AB11426D75D6ABC50BFF86A0@oa4-server.oa.oclc.org>
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>

Can someone from the W3C Validator team respond to why a problem with the
validator reported by Devon Y. in Aug 2002 has still not been corrected.  I
just ran into this same problem with the DCMI site, e.g.
http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/, that has non-conforming
XHTML 1.0 documents.  Just about all their documents fail to specify the
xmlns as required by the standard.  Their response was that the documents
pass the W3C validator therefore they are correctly formed XHTML 1.0
documents.  If people creating web site are going to place that much faith
in the W3C validator then I think it should be changed to correctly validate
both the syntatic and semantic portion of these specifications.

I don't read this list so please cc me on anything sent to the list.

Thanks, Andy.
Received on Thursday, 31 July 2003 08:43:29 GMT

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