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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


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

The file at


(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?

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 



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

<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>


Wolfgang Petzold

financial systems ag
kaiserleistrasse 44
63067 offenbach


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