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Re: An a start tag seen but an element of the same type was already open.

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:27:29 +0300
Message-ID: <5159FBC1.3090205@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org
2013-04-01 23:51, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Generated by 'Validating
> https://sitevalidator.com/blog/2013/4/validating-the-longdesc-attribute'
> Error [html5]: ""
> What does "An a start tag" mean ?  Is it an error (i.e., should
> it read "A start tag") or does it refer to the start tag of
> an <A> element (in which case it should say so).

It refers to a tag with tag name "a", such as <a href=foo>. Apparently 
the error message is formulated so that it applies to XHTML as well, so 
it must use the lowercase spelling "a". This makes the text somewhat 
cryptic. The following might be better:

An <a> start tag...

(The error message is caused by nesting of "a" elements, which is 
forbidden by the syntax.)

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