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Re: validator does NOT validate XHTML 1.0

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 19:12:14 +0200
To: "Houghton,Andrew" <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Cc: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3f754bd7.781008090@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Houghton,Andrew wrote:
>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.

Where does XHTML 1.0 say that the default declaration in the document
type definition is insufficient for strictly conforming documents?

>Their response was that the documents
>pass the W3C validator therefore they are correctly formed XHTML 1.0
>documents.

The Validator tests for Validity (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#dt-valid)
not for document conformance.

>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.

Me too...
Received on Thursday, 31 July 2003 13:12:28 GMT

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