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Frontpage 2002 incompatibility

From: Ed Isenberg <EdPublic@isenberg-family.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 09:17:41 -0700
Message-Id: <6.2.0.14.0.20041203091035.03e84d58@pop.isenberg-family.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org
I am using Frontpage 2002 to create web pages, and obviously I must add a 
DocType section at the very beginning in order to have the validator check 
it. That isn't a problem. What is a problem is the numerous errors:
         "end tag [whatever] omitted, but OMITTAG NO was specified"
which happens all the time because Frontpage uses a ">" to end a tag rather 
than a "/>"

While I understand that the purpose of the validator is to be strict and 
require compliant code, if it is so strict as to make it unusable with 
popular web site creation packages like Frontpage, then people will just 
stop validating it. There may be a way to choose a less strict validation, 
but it isn't clear to a newbie like me as to which one I should use.

Thanks for providing the service, though. I just wish it would be more 
useful to someone like me who wants to use it but also is using MS Frontpage.

Ed Isenberg
Received on Saturday, 4 December 2004 14:06:22 GMT

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