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Bug in html validator re lack of title tag in XHTML 1.0 strict doc

From: <paul_lomax@ipcmedia.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 10:51:30 +0100
Message-ID: <254D3C5B405BCA4396D93B40D0C5C7A36EDC04@lonmailmb02.enterprise.corpad.timeinc.com>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

Hi,

I've noticed that if you try and validate an XHTML 1.0 Strict html file,
but miss out a 'title' tag, rather than just say 'you are missing a
title tag, they are required in XHTML 1.0 Strict', it says:
 
Line 6, column 7: end tag for "head" which is not finished
</head>
Most likely, You nested tags and closed them in the wrong order. For
example <p><em>...</p> is not acceptable, as <em> must be closed before
<p>. Acceptable nesting is: <p><em>...</em></p> 
Another possibility is that you used an element (e.g. 'ul') which
requires a child element (e.g. 'li') that you did not include. Hence the
parent element is "not finished", not complete. 


Example HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
 <head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
charset=iso-8859-1" />
 </head>
 <body>
  <p>test</p>
 </body>
</html>

I thought I'd post to the list first rather than open a bugzilla ticket.

Cheers

Paul

Paul Lomax,
Internet Technology Manager, IPC Country and Leisure Media.
IPC Media Ltd, a Time Warner Company.

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