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Re: Bad validator error

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:01:05 +0300
Message-ID: <4E7CAD41.7060107@cs.tut.fi>
To: "Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: W3C Validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
23.9.2011 18:35, Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:

> Jukka Korpela wrote :
>
>> [T]he validator is simply based on a generic SGML parser.
>
> Is that true even for the experimental HTML 5 validator
> that Joe Java will have been using by virtue of his
> DOCTYPE ?

Oops. Right. HTML5 validation could probably be modified to accommodate 
various checks rather flexibly. But since empty p elements are not 
forbidden or even discouraged in HTML5, this would be a new kind of a 
diagnostic - surely not an error, and probably not even a warning (to 
avoid confusion with warnings that directly relate to what HTML5 says).

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