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Re: inconsistency

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 11:03:29 +0100 (BST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0406131054170.1375@hugin.webthing.com>

On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, David Dorward wrote:

>
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 02:12:31PM -0700, Ken Innes IV wrote:
> >
> > On the page:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/interact/scripts.html#adef-type-SCRIPT
>
> HTML 4.0? You should probably try the current version:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/scripts.html#adef-type-SCRIPT
>
> It corrects the errors you pointed out.

Does it?  It still talks of that <meta flight-of-fantasy> which is the
root of the problem.  HTML has no business telling anyone they must or
should set any particular http-equiv.  Particularly when the header in
question isn't even defined in HTTP.

The validator merely tests conformance to a DTD, which is the machine-
readable version of the HTML specs, and (in this instance) makes more
sense sense than the URL cited.

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Nick Kew
Received on Sunday, 13 June 2004 06:04:02 GMT

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