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Validator confused with the character "<" and inline javascript

From: <Jvblaha@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:42:32 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <23ff5.2cdd859f.3c9a45b8@aol.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: jvblaha@aol.com
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Here are the validator messages. 
1. Line 1193, Column11:  character "<" is the first character of a 
delimiter but occurred as  data  
while (i < requestCnt) {                                             
_✉_ (http://validator.w3.org/feedback.html?uri=;errmsg_id=404#errormsg)   
This message may appear in several cases:  
·         You tried to include the "<" character in your page: you  should 
escape it as "&lt;" 
·         You used an unescaped ampersand "&": this may be valid  in some 
contexts, but it is recommended to use "&amp;", which is always  safe. 
·         Another possibility is that you forgot to close quotes in a  
previous tag. 

About my code:

All the other code between <script  type="text/javascript"> and </script> 
is acceptable to  Validator. 
By putting the javascript in a separate  file, at least the error doesn't s
how up in Validator, and similar script has  run fine for a year.  Here's a 
sample of some of the  code:

 i = 0;
while (i <  requestCnt) {      
if (requests [i] ==  dropRequest) { 
x = i +  1;   
while (i < requestCnt)  {
requests [i] = requests [x];  
else  {
I don't need a reply and do like  Validator.
Jim  Blaha
Received on Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:18:48 UTC

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