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Peculiar error count

From: Paul Nelson <futharkred@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 17:34:26 -0500
Message-ID: <06d101c999f4$baa9cd10$be80fea9@Leaphorn>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
    I just ran into a situation in which a single error (non-closure of an 
XHTML image tag within a hit counter's coding) was counted as 14 errors at 
the beginning of the evaluation. The first one itemized was the actual 
error, the other 13 were apparent consequences in terms of XML parsing ... a 
real cascade.

   Would it be possible for the Validator in its summary to distinguish 
between the two? It feels peculiar to have the green lights go on ("valid 
XHTML!") after making only one correction, and might help give a bit more 
perspective as to what is actually going on.

        -- Paul 
Received on Saturday, 28 February 2009 22:35:22 GMT

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