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Re: Broken link to error explanation

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 05:49:27 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: John Dunlop <jdunlop@cis.strath.ac.uk>
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John Dunlop <jdunlop@cis.strath.ac.uk> wrote:

>Just another minor quibble. When the validator reports the error
>'document type does not allow element "[GI]" here (explain...)', the
>link does not point to any part of the error explanation page, thus the
>user is left dangling at the top of quite a large document!
>The fragment identifier in question is: "not-allowed-contained".
>Probably it should be: "not-allowed".

This is actually fixed in the current beta release at
<http://validator.w3.org:8001/> (v0.6.2b1), but thanks for the report and
please do not hesitate to drop us a note if you find more of these (or any
other problem for that matter!).

>A testcase that causes this link to appear:

And thanks for including a clear test case! It makes it sooo much easier to
identify the problem.

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hazardous at best"  and be perfectly valid in saying it.     -- Tom Bradford

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