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open <a ... </a> start tag not found - validator bug or "user bug"?

From: Wolfgang Petzold <petzold@finvision.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 15:36:33 +0100
Message-ID: <40040271.4030707@finvision.de>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hello!

I really appreciate the HTML Validator service. Anyway, it seems to me I 
found a bug ...

The file at

	http://www.cs.uni-frankfurt.de/~wolle/a_bug.html

(see below for a copy) will show up as "valid html 4.01 strict" although 
the 'a' start tag isn't closed (it misses the '>').

Or is it me who got something wrong?

Cheers,
Wolfgang Petzold

PS. Please cc me on reply, because I'm not member of the list.
And, please excuse me if this is an already known issue -- for the same 
reason.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" 
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

<html>

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>A bug?</title>
</head>

<body>
<p><a href="sample.png" <img src="sample.png" alt="sample"></a>

<p>instead of
<p><a href="sample.png"><img src="sample.png" alt="sample"></a>
</body>

</html>
------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- 
Wolfgang Petzold

finvision
financial systems ag
kaiserleistrasse 44
63067 offenbach
germany

mailto:petzold@finvision.de
http://www.finvision.de

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