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Bug: there is no attribute "cite" error when validating xhtml1

From: Ahmad Gharbeia <ahmad@gharbeia.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 00:09:57 +0200
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The validator reports the error:

there is no attribute "cite"

In relation to a cite element (<cite></cite>) which has a 'cite' attribute!

According to both HTML 4.01 recommendation [http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/text.html#h-9.2.1] and XHTML 2.0 Working Draft [http://w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xhtml2-20040722/mod-text.html#sec_9.2.] the cite element has a cite attribute, while XHTML 1.0 Recommendation does not comment about this point either in "Differences with HTML 4" [http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#diffs], or "HTML Compatibility Guidelines" [http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#guidelines], which implies 'no change'.

I encountered this when validating this document [http://zamakan.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_zamakan_archive.html] which the w3 validator properly identifies as XHTML 1.0 Strict in utf-8.

Sincerely,
Ahmad Gharbeia
Received on Monday, 13 December 2004 22:46:08 GMT

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