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Validation with HTML 4.01 Strict and Transitional

From: <phboe-w3c@yahoo.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:38:58 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <20040825103858.22241.qmail@web25306.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

I remarked, that the html validator accepted a page as valid in HTML 4.01 Strict and also
Transitional even though it hadn't the closing body and html tags at the end.
When I used HTML 4.01 Frameset the validator told me, that it had arrived at the end of the page
and was missing the closing tags.

To reproduce this bug:

Testpage with a complete table, start and end tags but afterwards no closing body or html tag
For this purpose I wrote a small page, see below, and tested it with the validator and no error
was found.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN">
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
  <title>Testpage for W3C Validator bug</title>
</head>
<body>
<table>
  <tr><td><!-- Some content --></td></tr>
</table>
<!-- Here is the end of the page - missing tags: </body></html> -->

Funny debugging!


	
		
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