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From: Buhl, Marshall <Marshall_Buhl@nrel.gov>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 17:21:19 -0600
Message-ID: <60EBD6E64F78CE4FA11A8AB6BE4BC5C609849E@mail-2a.nrel.gov>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

Hi,

I got this error and I don't understand why:

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Line 286, column 14: there is no attribute "VALUE"

<li value="36">Sihn, Sangwook; Tsai, Stephen W.&nbsp; (November
1998).&nbsp;

You have used the attribute named above in your document, but the
document type you are using does not support that attribute for this
element. This error is often caused by incorrect use of the "Strict"
document type with a document that uses frames (e.g. you must use the
"Transitional" document type to get the "target" attribute), or by using
vendor proprietary extensions such as "marginheight" (this is usually
fixed by using CSS to achieve the desired effect instead). 

This error may also result if the element itself is not supported in the
document type you are using, as an undefined element will have no
supported attributes; in this case, see the element-undefined error
message for further information. 

How to fix: check the spelling and case of the element and attribute,
(Remember XHTML is all lower-case) and/or check that they are both
allowed in the chosen document type, and/or use CSS instead of this
attribute. 
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I don't understand why this is an error.  From your own web site
(http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/lists.html):

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Details about number order. In ordered lists, it is not possible to
continue list numbering automatically from a previous list or to hide
numbering of some list items. However, authors can reset the number of a
list item by setting its value attribute. Numbering continues from the
new value for subsequent list items. For example:

<ol>
<li value="30"> makes this list item number 30.
<li value="40"> makes this list item number 40.
<li> makes this list item number 41.
</ol>
--------------------------------------------------------------- 

I think you should either modify your web site so that it shows the
attribute "value" is deprecated or fix your validator to allow it.

Is there another (strict) way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?


Marshall

Marshall L. Buhl, Jr.
Senior Engineer
National Wind Technology Center, 3811
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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