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Re: An HTML validator error?

From: Robert Stampfli <nsa@colnet.cmhnet.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:26:43 -0400
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>, Robert Stampfli <nsa@colnet.cmhnet.org>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040831152643.GA1421@colnet>

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 11:07:37AM +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, David Dorward wrote:
> > 
> > As for:
> > 
> >         <!-- The following line contains an error the validator does not
> >         catch [ no close bracket on 'tr' ] (second of two) -->
> >         </td> </tr><tr ><td class=date>9
> > 
> > I fail to see the missing ">".
> 
> Don't rely on Mozilla's source viewer.
> 
> But in any case, that's not an error. It is perfectly valid to omit the 
> ">" character if the next character is a tag-open-character ("<").

Interesting.  (This certainly falls into the "I learn something
new every day" department.)  But, given that several browsers
handle it quite badly, shouldn't it at least elicit a warning?

Rob
Received on Tuesday, 31 August 2004 20:04:20 UTC

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