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Re: [VE][108] Error Message Feedback

From: Benjamin Niemann <pink@odahoda.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:30:39 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <e9rh20$dfv$1@sea.gmane.org>

Sue wrote:

> Validating http://www.cairnsoldercarhire.com/
> Error [108]: "there is no attribute X"
> 
> 
> Hi
> I have been told according to the html validator that...........
> Error Line 12 column 82: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN".
> ...."#0000CC" alink="#000066" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0"
> margin funny but looking at the dreamweaver html it says...........<body
> bgcolor="#99FFFF" link="#00267F" vlink="#0000CC" alink="#000066"
> leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">infact the
> html validator has found 20 errors on the index page but for every error I
> have found the tags to actually be there - can you help me?I don't think
> it is very clear, I looked and tried to search but couldn't see anyone
> else saying the same thing about missing attribute
>   Follow the instructions at
> http://validator.w3.org/feedback.html#errormsg ]

The error message is a bit misleading. There is such an attribute in your
source code, but what the message means, is that there is no such attribute
defined in the HTML specification. A technically less ambiguous error
message would be 'there is no attribute declaration for X', or a more
commonly understood version would be like 'X is not a valid attribute for
the element Y'.

-- 
Benjamin Niemann
Email: pink at odahoda dot de
WWW: http://pink.odahoda.de/
Received on Friday, 21 July 2006 21:31:16 GMT

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