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Re: An omission in the validator?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 14:06:11 +0100
Message-Id: <75A89774-AF15-11D8-A598-000A957E4F00@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "ForeverChat Webmaster" <webmaster@foreverchat.net>


On 26 May 2004, at 13:41, ForeverChat Webmaster wrote:
> I just wanted to bring to your attention the MAYSCRIPT attribute in the
> <applet> tag. The validator doesn't recognise it

Does the DTD you selected include it? The validator only checks against  
the rules you tell it to check against; if an attribute is not  
recognized then the problem is with the choice of attribute or the DTD  
(usually the attribute), not the validator.

Looking at the Applet Compatibility Guide  
<http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/deployment/applet- 
compatibility/applet-compatibility.html>, it appears that the MAYSCRIPT  
attribute is a non-standard Sun/Netscape extension that is only needed  
for out of date versions of the Sun Java Plug-in and even more out of  
date versions of Netscape Navigator/Communicator.

There is no mention of MAYSCRIPT in the HTML 4.01 specification:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#h-13.4>
<http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/index/attributes.html>

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David Dorward
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