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Bug report - no validation of URIs, not at even the most basic level

From: Cecil Ward <cecil@cecilward.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 17:24:46 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c7d6b3$f9265f00$eb731d00$@com>

It appears that the validator does not check URI syntax, so syntactically incorrect documents are reported as "valid". (Equally true for URIs within CSS, as reported elsewhere.)

Best,

Cecil Ward.

Test case follows, tested using "direct input" mode:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd"> 
	
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="fr" >
<head>
	<title xml:lang="la">Credo ergo sum</title>

	<link rel="help" href="      " /> <!-- this @href hardly valid -->
</head>
  <body>
	<p>Je pense, mais je ne suis pas <a href="René Descartes (1637), 'Le discours de la méthode'">valide</a>.</p>
  </body>
</html>
Received on Saturday, 4 August 2007 16:25:01 GMT

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