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better explanation for this error message #64

From: Scott Granneman <scott@granneman.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 12:25:00 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: "Jans W. Carton" <Jans@WebSanity.com>
Message-Id: <200405101225.00704.scott@granneman.com>

Current error message:

# Line 481, column 7: document type does not allow element "tfoot" here
The element named above was found in a context where it is not allowed. This 
could mean that you have incorrectly nested elements -- such as a "style" 
element in the "body" section instead of inside "head" -- or two elements 
that overlap (which is not allowed).


Actually, the problem was that the HTML had the elements in this order:


When we moved the tfoot element after caption and before any tr's, things were 
OK again.

So, the error should mention the correct order that thead, tfoot, & tbody 
should be in.

Thanks for a great service.


R. Scott Granneman
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