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Re: Admittedly obscure HTML doc't fools validator

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 12:22:46 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5boeqcj62h.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Drew Smith writes:

> In a message dated 3/27/2004 3:09:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> ht@inf.ed.ac.uk writes:
>
> > Uploading the attached document gives the 'no charset' response, which
> > is evidently false.
> >
> > NSGMLS is happy with this one.
> >
> > What am I missing, or is this a bug?

> Works fine if the "mo mama" has a closing question mark.

But it shouldn't have to have one -- HTML PIs are SGML PIs, which end
with > alone.

In any case, why should the error reported be that there's no charset
found, even if the PI _was_ an error?

ht
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