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Re: noscript validation issue

From: <paul@webotech.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 09:52:41 +0000
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <20050204095241.9B1455C06D@ws5.spacesurfer.com>

David - that's great, thanks for the explanaition. 

Paul 


David Dorward writes: 

> On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 07:01:15PM +0000, paul@webotech.co.uk wrote:
>> 
>> If I validate this code: 
> 
>> <p>Your currency is set to
>> <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
>> <!--
>> document.write('<b>USD<\/b>');
>> //-->
>> </script>
>> <noscript><b>USD</b></noscript>
>> ..</p>
>  
> 
>> I get this error:
>> #Line 17, column 4: end tag for element "P" which is not open  
>> 
>> However, the code is HTML4.01 compliant if I remove 
>> <noscript><b>USD</b></noscript>  
>> 
>> As far as I am aware I am allowed to embed <noscript> tags within <p> tags,
> 
> You aren't. http://w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/dtd.html 
> 
> <!ENTITY % block
>      "P | %heading; | %list; | %preformatted; | DL | DIV | NOSCRIPT |
>       BLOCKQUOTE | FORM | HR | TABLE | FIELDSET | ADDRESS"> 
> 
> i.e. "NOSCRIPT is part of that group of elements that are 'block'" 
> 
> <!ELEMENT P - O (%inline;)*            -- paragraph --> 
> 
> i.e. "P elements may contain only elements in the group 'inline'" 
> 
> If you go through the document you will find that there is nothing
> that places the elements in the inline group in the block group. 
> 
> Therefore, since the end tag for <p> is optional, and <noscript> is
> not allowed there, starting a <noscript> inside a paragraph implies
> closing the paragraph at that point. Thus there is no longer a
> paragraph open when the parser reaches the </p>. 
> 
> -- 
> David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk 
> 
 


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