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Re: XHTML: Invalid form tag placement

From: <JAMESICUS@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 19:11:07 EST
Message-ID: <b9.388d2531.2cdaeb9b@aol.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
In a message dated 11/5/03 3:01:49 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
jkorpela@cs.tut.fi writes:

> I would appreciate it if people got to the point, without trying to be
> poetic.


> You have carefully constructed yourself a problem, alright.

> You misspelled "unreliable hack". And from your description, it is obvious
> that you are intentionally using invalid markup. So what are you
> complaining about when you ask a validator to check and report the
> validity of your markup, and it does exactly that?


> You are. A validator is neither honest nor dishonest. It simply does what
> you ask it to do. The question is: why do you use a validator in the first
> place, if you _don't_ want reports from invalid constructs?
> Suggested reading on the myths and facts of validation:
> http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/validation.html
> Regarding the extra spacing, there is a very simple solution: put
> form { margin: 0; }
> into your style sheet. If you are worried about the small amount of
> browsers that don't support this yet, then it's not a validation problem,
> and then the real problem is your page design that relies on details of
> layout, instead of being flexible.
> -- 
> Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

Sounds to me like you have a sour stomach, son -- or delusions of grandeur 
and and a missapprehension of your self importance.

James Pickering  
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 19:11:12 UTC

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