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Re: [VE][79] Error Message Feedback

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 20:19:13 +1100
Message-ID: <419C6911.2090208@iinet.net.au>
To: ara <ara@pocketriders.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

ara wrote:
> The validator does not work correctly with nested elements required for 
> complex e-commerce layouts.

This is highly unlikely.  I also have no idea what you mean by 
"e-commerce layouts", though it's probably a safe guess to assume that 
you mean a document layed out using tables, spacer gifs, and other 
presentational elements and attributes, that comes from a complete lack 
of understanding about the purpose of (X)HTML, which is to apply 
semantics and structure to a document, not presentation.

>  It states that I do not have opening <head> 
> or <html> tags, or that "document type does not allow table here", when 
> clearly there is nothing wrong with where my table begins.

Well, since the validator is complaining about them, then clearly there 
is a problem.  The validator is rarely wrong about such things. 
However, since you have provide no information whatsoever about your 
document, there is no advice that anyone can give you about fixing your 
errors.  A URL for the document would be the most useful.

Lachlan Hunt
http://GetFirefox.com/    Rediscover the Web
http://SpreadFirefox.com/   Igniting the Web
Received on Thursday, 18 November 2004 09:19:50 UTC

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