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Re: Conflicting validation results

From: David Gatwood <dgatwood@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:05:14 -0800
Message-Id: <3D147DFD-7AAA-4B94-9D46-0077036D2C8D@mac.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>

On Feb 23, 2006, at 9:59 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> Thus, read the validator messages. The first message, for example,  
> is quite understandable: "document type does not allow element  
> 'BODY' here", because you have declared a Frameset DTD, where a  
> HEAD element must not be followed by a BODY element but by a  
> FRAMESET element.

On staring at the DTD more closely, it looks like libxml's DTD code  
does not correctly ignore redefinition of entities.  I'll file a bug  
against libxml.

> In practice, it is best to consult first a suitable tutorial,  
> reference, or specification on HTML in order to write a  
> syntactically correct Frameset document, if that's what you want.  
> Validators are best used to track down unintentional small syntax  
> errors, rather than working with documents where the overall  
> structure is syntactically wrong.

The problem is that it appears to be impossible, even in "loose", to  
legally use a frameset and the NOSCRIPT tag in the same document,  
which seriously limits the ability to create client-side dynamic  
content that involves frames....  Looks like I'll just have to wait  
for a fixed version of the spec before attempting compliance....

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