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Re: Validation with HTML 4.01 Strict and Transitional

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:31:35 +0300 (EEST)
To: phboe-w3c@yahoo.de
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0408251427510.8243@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 phboe-w3c@yahoo.de wrote:

> 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.

I may have missed that message, and it does not appear to be in the
archives either.

Anyway, the situation is simple: in HTML 4.01, the end tags </body> and
</html> are optional.

> 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.

Hard to tell what happened, since you don't specify a URL that would
demonstrate what you really tried.

> To reproduce this bug:

It's nowhere near a bug.

If you wish to make the closing tags obligatory, write a modified DTD, or
(to be impractical) convert your document into XHTML.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Wednesday, 25 August 2004 11:31:39 UTC

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