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[Fwd: Validator glitch]

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 09:50:35 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: dacoyle@dacoyle.com
Message-Id: <1091717435.6407.724.camel@seabright>
Hi folks,

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 - Ian

-----Forwarded Message-----
> From: D. A. Coyle <dacoyle@dacoyle.com>
> To: site-comments@w3.org
> Subject: Validator glitch
> Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 23:41:26 -0400
> 
> 
> I spent about a half hour helping a friend debug an HTML 4.01 
> transitional document that wouldn't validate. The validator kept 
> reporting a problem with the <head> section being incomplete and to look 
> for nesting problems.
> 
> The actual problem was very basic, but the validator error message 
> missed it. There was no <title> tag in the document. It would be helpful 
> if the W3C validator error messages included something like "missing 
> <title> tag" in the way it catches a missing doctype statement or 
> character encoding.
-- 
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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