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[BUG?] wrong column number

From: Paul Arzul <patricka@mkdoc.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:24:59 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030930162459.GK1998@mkdoc.com>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
  <title>column number test</title>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<p>the above unknown element should appear on line 13, <em>column 4</em>, maybe 5.</p>
by my naive understanding, it should report the <typo> on column *4*
(maybe 5).
the validator lists the problem at column 8, while the column indicator
(the caret ^) indicates column 9.

for comparison, the wdg's[1] caret indicator and column number are in
agreement on column 9.
- p
1. http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2003 12:25:44 GMT

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