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Feedback on WWW Validator

From: Dan Short <danshort@gte.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 17:39:50 -0700
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-id: <004301c7f279$eea16e30$6401a8c0@DansPentium>

First of all, I like the Validator very much, and I use it to validate all 
of my web pages for valid XHTML.
However, there is discrepancy that I have found.
I have a form that is used to submit text to a database using PHP and Mysql. 
There is a textarea in the form, which allows me to input snippets of HTML 
for later retrieval by the database. The Validator failed XHTML validation 
on the page containing my database form because there was a "<br />" inside 
the textarea. This formatting using the "<br />" is required for retrieving 
poetry from the database.

The Validator should allow any type of text, including HTML tags, between 
<textarea> and </textarea> on a form.

Dan Short
Received on Monday, 10 September 2007 08:11:52 UTC

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