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Re: [VE][127] New Error Message Suggestion

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 19:53:16 +0100
To: Home <gmvanvugt@home.nl>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1086029595.25628.6.camel@localhost>

On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 18:31, Home wrote:

> The 127 error message provided by you does not inform people on HOW to
> correct this appropriate.

It does - if you take it as read that the user knows what an attribute
is. As they are writing HTML, that is a fair assumption.

It does explain them fairly close to the front of the manual:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/intro/sgmltut.html#h-3.2.2

> For an element that has been perfectly good for years, and now should
> not be valid anymore,

The type attribute has been required on the <script> element since HTML
4 was released. That is getting fairly close to a decade ago, and the
mailing lists are archived back to then
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/> - so this is hardly
sudden.

> The text provided as is placed below, does not state where the
> type="text/javascript" tag should be placed.

As the error message says - it is an attribute. Not a tag.

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David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Monday, 31 May 2004 14:53:07 GMT

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