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html bug on w3c validation homepage

From: Mike Hunter <mhunter@lusArs.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 19:30:04 -0500
To: www-validator@w3c.org
Message-ID: <20081117003004.GB20374@fortytwo.lusars.net>


The w3c validation page http://validator.w3.org/ suffers from what I
call the "linked underscore" bug.  At the bottom left, between the w3c
logo and the open source logo, there's a linked space.  This is caused
by the following code:

<a href="http://www.w3.org/Status" title="W3C's Open Source, bringing you free Web quality tools and more">
				<img src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/WWW/w3c_home_nb" alt="W3C" />
				<img src="http://www.opensource.org/trademarks/opensource/web/opensource-55x48.jpg" alt="Open-Source" title="We are building certified Open Source/Free Software. - see www.opensource.org" />

In this code, there's an EOL between the two images.  This EOL is not
rendered as linked (i.e. as an underscore) by IE, but is by firefox and
opera.  IIRC reading the specs mandates that EOL == whitespace and A ...
whitespace == _


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