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Re: [VE][73] it says "tag for "HEAD" which is not finished ." but tag HEAD is finished

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 08:10:04 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
cc: Daniel Olivares Giménez <dani@gmail.cat>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0705160804140.27182@hopeatilhi.cs.tut.fi>

On Wed, 16 May 2007, Rui del-Negro wrote:

> Specifically, the last sentence: "For instance, <head> generally requires a 
> <title>". This is the case for HTML transitional.

Yes, that was the problem.

But the error message is slightly misleading. It _should_ say:
"For instance, in HTML, a <head> element must contain a <title> element".

The word "generally" is misleading. The statement applies to all versions 
of HTML without exception, and it only applies to HTML. Well, someone 
_could_ write a non-HTML document type with a <head> element that must 
contain a <title> element, but the point is that the statement does not 
apply at all to SGML or XML documents in general and it applies to all 
HTML documents, not just "generally".

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 05:11:10 UTC

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