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Re: Why isn't this valid?

From: Kevin <lists@kevinhanna.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 15:07:04 -0400
Message-ID: <3F870358.50001@kevinhanna.com>
To: "Benjamen R. Meyer" <benjamen_r_meyer@mail15.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

You aren't allowed to have block elements inside of the font tag:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/graphics.html#graphics-fonts

If you change it to:
        <center>
          <h1><font color="#004FFF">The OS Project</font></h1>
          <h2><font color="#004FFF">Revolutionizing Computer Operating 
Systems</font></h2>
        </center>
You should be in good shape.

Kevin

Benjamen R. Meyer wrote:

>Could someone explain to me why the errors below occur when using the HTML
>validator? I don't understand the need for the start tags, or why the header
>tags should be invalid in their location.
>
>Please cc me if replying to list as I am not subscribed. (If I have many
>more questions, then I might subscribe.)
>
>Thank you!
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Benjamen R. Meyer
>
>Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML
>parser.
>
>Line 42, column 12: document type does not allow element "H1" here; missing
>one of "APPLET", "OBJECT", "MAP", "IFRAME", "BUTTON" start-tag
>           <h1>The OS Project</h1>
>              ^
>Line 43, column 12: document type does not allow element "H2" here; missing
>one of "APPLET", "OBJECT", "MAP", "IFRAME", "BUTTON" start-tag
>           <h2>Revolutionizing Computer Operating Systems</h2>
>              ^
>Source Listing
>Below is the source input I used for this validation:
>
>   1: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
>   2: <html>
>   3:  <head>
>   4:   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
>charset=US-ASCII">
>   5:   <title>The OS Project: Winux</title>
>   6:  </head>
>   7:  <body bgcolor="#00BFFF">
>   8:   <!-- Create the banner -->
>   9:   <table border="0" width="100%">
>  10:    <tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
>  11:     <IMG SRC="./graphics/tosp_logo.png" alt="TOSP Logo">
>  12:    </td></tr>
>  13:   </table>
>  14:   <table width="100%">
>  15:    <tr><td>
>  16:     <table border="0" width="10%" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
>  17:      <tr><td><a href="./index.html">Home</A></td></tr>
>  18:      <tr><td><hr></td></tr>
>  19:      <tr><td><A href="./faq.html">FAQ</A></td></tr>
>  20:      <tr><td><a href="./license.html">License</A></td></tr>
>  21:      <tr><td><a href="./mailing.html">Mailing Lists</A></td></tr>
>  22:      <tr><td><a href="./news.html">News</A></td></tr>
>  23:      <tr><td width="100%"><a
>href="./Requirements/">Requirements</A></td></tr>
>  24:      <tr><td><hr></td></tr>
>  25:      <tr><td width="100%"><a
>href="./Downloads/">Downloads</A></td></tr>
>  26:      <tr><td width="100%"><a href="./tools.html">Tools</A></td></tr>
>  27:      <tr><td><hr></td></tr>
>  28:      <tr><td width="100%"><a
>href="./resources.html">Resources</A></td></tr>
>  29:      <tr><td width="100%"><a href="./Unofficial_Docs/">Unofficial
>Document Repository</A></td></tr>
>  30:     </table>
>  31:    </td>
>  32:    <td>
>  33:     <table width="100%" bgcolor="#00BFFF"><tr><td>
>  34:      <!-- Put main page here! -->
>  35:       2003-10:  Well, I've finally updated the webpage for the
>project. Our web team never
>  36: 	around to producing a webpage, and I needed to do something for the
>project, so here
>  37: 	we are.  If there are any problems or if you would like to help out
>by keeping the
>  38: 	website up to date, then please e-mail me at <a
>href="mailto:shounin@users.sourceforge.net">shounin@users.sourceforge.net</a
>  
>
>>.<BR>
>>    
>>
>  39:        <hr>
>  40:        <center>
>  41:         <font color="#004FFF">
>  42:          <h1>The OS Project</h1>
>  43:          <h2>Revolutionizing Computer Operating Systems</h2>
>  44:         </font>
>  45:        </center>
>  46:        The OS Project is designed to produce a product we are calling
>'Winux'. The goal is to
>  47: 	make an operating system that is fully compatible with Microsoft
>Windows (but without
>  48: 	all the problems), maintaining a similarly well-designed interface,
>and fully open
>  49: 	source.  The name Winux comes from "Windows" + "Linux", and is, at
>least for now, only
>  50: 	a codename. I do not know what the final product will actually be
>called. For more
>  51: 	information, please visit the FAQ, News, and Requirements pages on
>this site.
>  52:      <!-- End main page here -->
>  53:     </td></tr></table>
>  54:    </td></tr>
>  55:   </table>
>  56:   <a href="http://sourceforge.net">
>  57: <!-- This is simply to do development off-line. Restore this link
>before making public. -->
>  58:    <img src="http://sourceforge.net/sflogo.php?group_id=46266"
>width="210" height="62" border="0" alt="SourceForge Logo" align="left">
>  59: <!--
>  60:    <img src="./graphics/sf_logo.gif" width="210" height="62"
>border="0" alt="SourceForge Logo" align="left">
>  61: -->
>  62:   </a>
>  63:   <address>
>  64:    This site hosted by <a
>href="http://sourceforge.net">SourceForge.net</a> All rights reserved(r).
>  65:   </address>
>  66:  </body>
>  67: </html>
>  
>
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