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Re: Feedback concerning validator.w3.org - Proprietory tags

From: David Håsäther <hasather@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 12:55:26 +0200
Message-ID: <42872A9E.7000604@gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Clitheroe Kid wrote:

 > While there are proprietory tags which should not be allowed by the
 > validator, it is irritating to have a page which is designed as
 > Transitional failed by the validator where an attempt has been made
 > to overcome that limitation by combining two or more such tags.

Two wrongs doesn't make a right.

 > A tag which does not cause the page to break ought not to be failed
 > by the validator.

I think you have a slight misunderstanding of what a validator really
does.
A validator checks if a document instance conforms to a set of formal
rules defined in a document type definition (more specifically a
document type declaration subset), i.e., it doesn't take into account
if a tag breaks something somewhere or not, as long as it is declared.

-- 
David Håsäther
Received on Sunday, 15 May 2005 11:03:16 GMT

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