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Re: Possible bad html passing validator [submitted to Firefox Bugzilla]

From: Paul Allen Newell <pnewell@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:43:37 -0800
Message-ID: <4D004259.7030108@cs.cmu.edu>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: pnewell@cs.cmu.edu
On 12/7/2010 9:45 PM, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
> Dear Sirs:
> I have a document that is giving faulty display on my Win XP SP3. I 
> found the W3C Markup validator and was able reduce to an error-free 
> snippet that shows the problem (did get a warning about "direct 
> input", but since I forced to UTF-8 I think its okay?).
> I submitted the following via direct input (also provided as attachment):
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" 
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
> <HTML>
> <HEAD>
> <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8">
> <TITLE>arf</TITLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <UL>
> <LI>8am to 5pm 650-456-7890
> <LI>8am to 5pm 650-456-7890
> </UL>
> </BODY>
> </HTML>
> If I create an html file with the above, the first LI's 650-456-7890 
> doesn't display:
>     * 8am to 5pm
>     * 8am to 5pm 650-456-7890
> Tried all sorts of variations to see if I could isolate it, but I 
> can't spot whatever is the problem except that adding zero-length 
> spaces near the "0's" seemed to help.
> I checked FAQs but they seem to be about errors. The only mention of 
> "bad stuff validating" talks about SHORTTAG from SGML and I don't 
> think I have that (but I am a novice on such and could be very wrong). 
> I didn't spot anything in the Web Authoring FAQ page.
> This may be an html issue (I didn't see it in html 1.x over a decade 
> ago when I originally wrote the file that is now showing the problem) 
> and therefore maybe it should go to a different email address. But the 
> safest avenue seemed to be to view it as "the validator says I am good 
> but I am seeing display errors that I would have presumed the 
> validitor would have picked up". If there is a better email to send 
> to, please let me know and I will send to the correct address.
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul

I have submitted as Bugzilla@Mozilla Bug #617842 after this forum's help 
in getting me to isolate to a potential browser issue.

Thanks for the help,
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:44:05 UTC

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