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From: Rick Stanley <rstanley@rsiny.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:59:56 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1159973997.7952.89.camel@localhost.localdomain>


Warning Line 5 column 44: character "<" is the first character of a delimiter but occurred as data.
  <meta name="revised" content="Time-stamp: <2006-10-03 22:54:38 rick> " /> 
This message may appear in several cases: 

      * You tried to include the "<" character in your page: you should
        escape it as "&lt;"
      * You used an unescaped ampersand "&": this may be valid in some
        contexts, but it is recommended to use "&amp;", which is always
      * Another possibility is that you forgot to close quotes in a
        previous tag.

This is a emacs editor Timestamp.  Since I can only use 'Time-stamp: "'
", or 'Time-stamp: <>' I used the latter since it needed to go inside
quotes.  Should the validator notice what is inside of quotes,
especially inside of a meta tag? The '<', and '>' characters are NOT
deliminators INSIDE of a quoted string.  They are simply, literal text.

I don't think this should invoke a warning.

Rick Stanley

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