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Re: [VE][63] Error Message Feedback

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 21:59:30 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0409272156570.9479@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Matt Hackett wrote:

> I recently attempted to validate a transitional xhtml 1.0 document.

Did you specify an XHTML DTD?

> <map id ="images" name="images">
>     <area shape="rect" coords="0, 152, 330, 270" href="" target="_blank" alt="" />
> </map>
>
> .... which will not validate. The Validator says "character data is not allowed here."
> It will validate just fine if I remove the closing "/" from the area element, but that would
> leave it open.

It sounds very much like an attempt to validate an XHTML document against
an HTML 4.01 DTD. So please check the DOCTYPE declaration, and post the
URL if problems remain.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Monday, 27 September 2004 19:00:03 GMT

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