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RE: http-equiv="refresh" redirects ignored in markup validator

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 13:35:19 +0300 (EEST)
To: Kati <kati.pe@comhem.se>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0705011330080.24137@hopeatilhi.cs.tut.fi>

On Tue, 1 May 2007, Kati wrote:

> It would be nice if the validator just took a glance at the META refresh 
> directive.

No, that would be quite incorrect. A validator is supposed to check the 
conformance of a document against the DTD it purports to comply with. 
Nothing more, nothing less. It is quite agnostic about the meaning of any 

> If for no other reason, then that it would give me some kind of 
> argument to fix this page to work with FireFox as well:

Why would META refresh "directives" matter?

> http://www.ambk.se/index.html

That's quite an impressive demonstration of foolish meta tags, but the 
values of attributes of such elements should be of no interest to a 
validator. We might make concessions to meta tags specifying the character 
encoding, when the encoding cannot be decided on the basis of HTTP 

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 10:35:24 UTC

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