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Re: Another small patch.

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 14:07:24 +0100
To: Jan Wyta <JanWyta@o2.pl>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041026130724.GB21209@us-lot.org>

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 03:47:48PM +0200, Jan Wyta wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/styles.html#default-style you say that:

The Validator is not written by the HTML Working Group :)

> Documents that include elements that set the style 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/styles.html#adef-style> attribute 
> but which don't define a default style sheet language are incorrect.

Incorrect, but not invalid. Validation of an HTML document
specifically refers to checking the conformance of a document to a
DTD. The rule you quoted can not be expressed in a DTD.

You wouldn't expect a spell checker to find a problem with "Me saw my
Gran in her bicycle.", likewise the detection of a missing default
style language specification isn't the job of a validator.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2004 13:07:26 UTC

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