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Re: Fw: Error Message Feedback (custom DTD document)

From: Charles Robertson <cdesign@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 15:58:17 +0100
Message-ID: <008301c69f7a$484de9d0$800101df@DJXPXD1J>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Thanks for the reply...

Then what is the point of using a custom DTD?

I am sure the <IMG> ALIGN="" attribute has the following possible values:
  a.. top
  b.. middle
  c.. bottom
  d.. left
  e.. right
  f.. absbottom
  g.. absmiddle
  h.. baseline
  i.. texttop
Why do the W3C recommended DTDs only offer:
  a.. top
  b.. middle
  c.. bottom
  d.. left
  e.. right
And why is the <LAYER> tag not supported by any of the DOCTYPES?

Thanks

Charlie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>
To: "Charles Robertson" <cdesign@btinternet.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Error Message Feedback (custom DTD document)


> On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 03:24:14PM +0100, Charles Robertson wrote:
>>    Interestingly, the WDG validator parses all my pages successfully. If I
>>    cannot overcome the current problem with the W3C validator, can I still
>>    claim that my pages are W3C compliant?
> 
> No. The validator tells you that the pages comply with the rules laid
> down in the DTD. If that DTD isn't produced by the W3C then the pages
> don't comply with a W3C recommendation.
>     
>>    One last thing. Alot of my pages use a development language
>>    called Coldfusion. The validator seems to have a problem with
>>    variables passed in a URL, like:
>>     
>>    <A
>>    HREF="/mendipmedia/news/index.cfm?sort=Submission_date&sortMethod=DESC&rowstart=1&rowend=10&page=1&action=submit">
> 
> The error message should tell you that & characters in HTML documents
> need to be represented as &amp;.
> 
> (I read the mailing list, please direct responses there and do not CC
> me, thanks)
> 
> -- 
> David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
>
Received on Tuesday, 4 July 2006 15:06:13 GMT

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