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Errors in non-existing elements

From: Boris 'pi' Piwinger <3.14@logic.univie.ac.at>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 12:49:56 +0100
Message-ID: <40505264.2020706@logic.univie.ac.at>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi!

If the validator (correctly) notes that an element does not
exist, it still generates errors which follow from that
observation.

To give an example: Say you have a web page using embed
which does not exist in HTML 4. Now there will be a lot of
attributes to the embed tag. The validator complains about
each of them. This is useless, it only hides the real error
and hence makes the output hard to read. It would be much
more useful if only the fact that the element does not exist
is reported.

pi (not a list member)
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2004 06:59:39 UTC

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