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Attribute "XYZ" is not a valid attribute. Did you mean "xyz"?

From: Dave Baldwin <gammaboa@dibsplace.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 14:15:08 -0800
Message-ID: <4B5CC66C.6010503@dibsplace.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Error messages like 'Attribute "XYZ" is not a valid attribute. Did you 
mean "xyz"?' are very misleading because they imply that making the 
'XYZ' lowercase will fix the problem.  This is especially confusing when 
the original text is lowercase and the error message displays it in 
UPPERCASE.  Most of the time 'XYZ' in upper or lower is simply Not a 
valid attribute.  The error message should simply say that 'xyz' (in the 
Original case found in the document!) is not a valid attribute for that 
element.  If possible, it would be nice to get a link to the appropriate 
page and paragraph that defines the appropriate attributes for the 
element in the standard that is being used.

Dave Baldwin
de Gamma de Boa
Received on Monday, 25 January 2010 02:29:45 UTC

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