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Re: [VE][63] Error Message Feedback - HELP!!!

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 18:37:45 +0000
To: Alaor Barroso de Carvalho Neto <alaorbarroso@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1102531065.9068.2.camel@dnd>

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 09:14 +0000, Alaor Barroso de Carvalho Neto wrote:
> Why when i closing the empty tag <area> like in the sentence:
> 
> <area shape="rect" coords="434,131,499,151" href="http://web_address" 
> alt="Principal" />
> 
> The HTML Validator send an error like this:
> 
> You have used character data somewhere it is not permitted to appear. 

A URI to the full document is usually helpful. The most likely cause of
this is that you are using XHTML style self-closing tags in an HTML
document. <foo /> has different meanings in HTML and XHTML and you
should not use XHTML style self closing tags in HTML..

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David Dorward <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Wednesday, 8 December 2004 18:36:11 GMT

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