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inconsistency

From: Ken Innes IV <webmaster@absoluteanime.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 14:12:31 -0700
Message-ID: <000901c450c1$f9a9c6e0$6501a8c0@BLURR>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

On the page:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/interact/scripts.html#adef-type-SCRIPT

It states:
"... document authors must explicitly tell user agents the language of each
script. This may be done either through a default declaration or a local
declaration."

Even with the default meta declaration, the validator still requires the
"type" attribute, so either the validator is incorrect or the above
statement is incorrect.

I would assume the validator is incorrect, because if the "type" attribute
is required for every SCRIPT tag, then a default meta "Content-Script-Type"
declaration is pointless. Additionally, the page says "It is also possible
to specify the scripting language in each SCRIPT element via the type
attribute". If the type attribute is required, it should not say "it is also
possible".

Ken F. Innes IV (webmaster@absoluteanime.com)
Webmaster - http://AbsoluteAnime.com/
Programmer - http://WorkingDesigns.com/
Received on Saturday, 12 June 2004 17:43:15 GMT

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