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Re: [VE][73] Error Message Feedback

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 13:26:26 +1100
Message-ID: <42422552.9030702@lachy.id.au>
To: "David E. Ross" <david@rossde.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

David E. Ross wrote:
> I have two test HTML files, differing only in that one is missing
> the <TITLE> element within the HEAD section.  
> ...
> ... I able to determine that NOTHING was wrong with my "end tag for
> "HEAD".  Instead, it was the lack of a <TITLE> element that caused
> this message.  

That is correct.  The title element is required within the head of every 
HTML document, and while the error message may not be intuitive for you, 
it does actually make sense.  It indicates the the element has ended 
before all required child elements were found, thus the head element is 
technically not finished.

The explanation below the error message explains this with the example 
of the ul and li elements.

| 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.

Lachlan Hunt
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