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Re: [VE][63] Error Message Feedback

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 15:28:44 +0100
To: mikinoo <mikinoo@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <426992c7.275063734@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* mikinoo wrote:
>" You have used character data somewhere it is not permitted to
>appear. Mistakes that can cause this error include putting text
>directly in the body of the document without wrapping it in a
>container element (such as a <p>aragraph</p>) or forgetting to quote
>an attribute value (where characters such as "%" and "/" are common,
>but cannot appear without surrounding quotes). "
>when having ordinary text in blockquote. whats up with that?does
>blockquote have to be in a p???

In some document types, text in a blockquote element does indeed need to
be enclosed by other elements like <p>, indeed. Please check the HTML
specification for details, http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/index/elements is
a handy table you can use to find out about all elements.
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