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RE: [VE][html5] internal error from xmlns=""

From: Phil Blackburn <phil.blackburn@arabis.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 10:35:24 +0100
To: <omkar.chandrasekhar@wipro.com>, <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007401cc8342$1c8a2f00$559e8d00$@arabis.co.uk>
Hang on a moment. We're on crossed wires here.

My html5 document was incorrect - I already knew this and it has since been

The point of my posting is that the W3C validator was not dealing with the
invalid document in a gracefully manner. It just crashed.  And since it's in
beta I thought I should report this fact.

In my case the document was well formed xml and it only failed due to a
schema conflict.  In this particular case, I believe the validator should
have reported the document error instead of crashing.    I understand that
it can't deal with every conceivable messed up document and a crash is
always a possibility however it would have been more useful to me (and other
users) if the validator could have at least hinted at the position in the
document where it stop processing. 


-----Original Message-----
From: omkar.chandrasekhar@wipro.com [mailto:omkar.chandrasekhar@wipro.com] 
Sent: 05 October 2011 10:13
To: jkorpela@cs.tut.fi; phil.blackburn@arabis.co.uk
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: RE: [VE][html5] internal error from xmlns=""

By the way, have you used any generators like Microsoft-Word to generate
this HTML-document?

-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Jukka K. Korpela
Sent: 05 October 2011 14:14
To: Phil Blackburn
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: [VE][html5] internal error from xmlns=""

3.10.2011 15:38, Phil Blackburn wrote:

> My document contain this element
> <ulid="mainMenu"class="menulevel1 sf-menu"xmlns="">
> which clearly has an invalid xmlns attribute.
> The validator stumbled when it saw the rotten attribute with the error 
> "A bug manifested itself in the application internals. Unable to continue"
> You need a validation error message to cover it.

Can you post the URL of your document? I cannot reconstruct the problem by
using the tag in a minimal document, whether I used HTML5 or XHTML 1.0.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

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