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[VE][html5] HTML 5 Missing Equal Sign Error Message Revision, Request for

From: Sean Fraser <wileyluxe@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:42:50 -0600
Message-ID: <171e5a351002211542g7ae5bde9n8dfbcd8c2651f304@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
I understand that HTML 5 validation remains ongoing. However, I would
request that some error messages in the HTML 5 Validator utilize the W3C
HTML Validation descriptions and suggestive hints.


HTML 5 error message:
*Line 111, Column 146*: Quote " in attribute name. Probable cause: Matching
quote missing somewhere earlier.

 in HTML 5 which states that <q cite*"*

The above suggestion isn't helpful since the error is an "equal" sign
missing in the syntax. The helpful hint below is more accurate.

HTML 4.01/Strict error message:

*Line 111, Column 146*: an attribute value literal can occur in an attribute
specification list only after a VI delimiter

 in HTML 5 which states that <q cite*"*http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/cur

Have you forgotten the "equal" sign marking the separation between the
attribute and its declared value? Typical syntax is attribute="value". HT

Please use the HTML 4.01 error message for the missing "equal" sign in the
HTML 5 Validation process.

Sean Fraser
Received on Monday, 22 February 2010 10:18:29 UTC

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