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Re: [VE][65] Error Message Feedback

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 09:54:16 +0100
To: "Mike @cox" <mikeherman1@cox.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050527085416.GA24079@us-lot.org>

On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 05:02:49PM -0700, Mike @cox wrote:

>    Line 75, column 608: document type does not allow element "p" here;
>    missing one of "object", "applet", "map", "iframe", "button", "ins", "del"
>    start-tag
 
>    What does "missing one of "object", "applet", "map", "iframe", "button",
>    "ins", "del" start-tag" mean?

The element which is the parent element of your paragraph isn't
allowed to contain paragraphs. The elements listed are allowed to
contain paragraphs AND may be child elements of the element that the
paragraph is currently a child of.

For example:

  <span><p>foo</p></span>

* Span elements may not containing p elements.
* Span elements may contain ins elements.
* Ins elements may contain p elements.

So

  <span><ins><p>foo</p></ins></span>

... would be valid.

The object element is "missing".

However, while it would be *valid*, it would not be *conformant*. 

     The INS and DEL elements must not contain block-level content
     when these elements behave as inline elements.
         -- http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/text.html#edef-ins

This is because DTDs do not allow the constraint "Ins elements may
contain block level elements unless they be being treated as an inline
element" to be specified.

The important bit of the error is "document type does not allow
element "p" here". You need to change the parent element to something
more suitable (which usually means replacing <font> or <span> with
<div> or removing the parent element and applying style to the
paragraph directly).

-- 
David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Friday, 27 May 2005 08:54:21 GMT

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