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From: Sonic Purity <wwwstuff@siber-sonic.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:22:42 -0800
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <2F9D1B1E-2744-4E09-9D86-C96058EDAED0@siber-sonic.com>
NOTE: Whenever possible, give the address of the document you were  

Unfortunately, the document is currently under development and not on  
a public server yet. The final version should be public sometime in  
March 2014, and will likely differ from this iteration.

Using the W3C Validator at http://validator.w3.org/, specifically the  
experimental HTML5 Conformance Checker, the validator appears to mis- 
parse one line of my HTML and lists an error which does not appear to  
exist in reality.

At the end of this message is the source listing, as presented by the  
validator. Please scan down on the source listing for the item ISI  
2013-10, which in the source listing and my actual HTML file is:

<li><a href="2013-10.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-10<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-10.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Albuca villosa</ 
i> U. Müller-Doblies ssp. <i>villosa</i></a></li>

The validator returns this line in error, as:

Line 46, Column 96: Stray end tag i.
…2013-09.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Albuca hallii</i> U. Müller-Doblies</ 

It appears that the validator is for some reason dropping “ ssp.  
<i>villosa”. I have checked my source file for stray invisible  
characters, and BBEdit is showing me that this line is clean: no  
stray characters. I have inherited this legacy HTML from others, and  
it is possible that there are stray characters elsewhere in the  
document, especially as non-web-designers supply the plant name text  
out of who-knows-what program(s).

Hoping this report helps improve the validator,


Source Listing:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css" />
<title>Huntington | International Succulent Introductions Catalog  
<div class="content">
<div class="heading"><h1>International Succulent Introductions<br />
Plant Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens</h1>
<span class="pubinfo">(published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal) 
<br />
Vol. 84 (2), March - April, 2013</span>
<div class="plantheader">
<span id="linkleft"><a href="catalogintro.html">About the  
<span id="linkright"><a href="../catalogorder.html">Ordering  
<div class="main">
<h2 class="cathead">Cacti</h2>
<ul class="itemlist Cacti">
<li><a href="2014-01.html" target="_blank">ISI 2014-1<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-01.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Coryphantha  
cornifera</i><br />(DC) Lemaire</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-02.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-2<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-02.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Echinocactus  
grusonii</i> Hildmann fa. <i>brevispinus</i></a></li>
<li><a href="2013-03.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-3<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-03.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Echinopsis  
densispina</i> Werdermann</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-04.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-4<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-04a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Eriosyce  
taltalensis</i> ssp. <i>paucicostata</i> (Ritter) Kattermann</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-05.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-5<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-05a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Parodia  
mammulosa</i> (Lemaire) N. P. Taylor</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-06.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-6<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-06.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Parodia  
mammulosa</i> (Lemaire) N. P. Taylor</a></li>
<h2 class="cathead">Succulents</h2>
<ul class="itemlist Succulents">
<li><a href="2013-07.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-7<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-07.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Agave margaritae</ 
i> Brandegee</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-08.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-8<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-08.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Agave zebra</i>  
<li><a href="2013-09.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-9<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-09.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Albuca hallii</i>  
U. Müller-Doblies</i></a></li>
<li><a href="2013-10.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-10<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-10.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Albuca villosa</ 
i> U. Müller-Doblies ssp. <i>villosa</i></a></li>
<li><a href="2013-11.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-11<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-11.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Aloe</i> 'Brown  
<li><a href="2013-12.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-12<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-12.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Aloe</i>  
<li><a href="2013-13.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-13<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-13a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Aloe</i> 'Evil  
<li><a href="2013-14.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-14<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-14.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Aloe</i> 'Kujo'</ 
<li><a href="2013-15.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-15<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-15a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Aloe</i> 'Oik'</ 
<li><a href="2013-16.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-16<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-16.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Aloe veseyi</i>  
<li ><a href="2013-17.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-17<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-17.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Bulbine torta</i>  
N. E. Br.</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-18.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-18<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-18a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Dauphinea  
brevilabra</i> Hedge</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-19.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-19<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-19.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Fouquieria</i>  
'Pink Instead'</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-20.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-20<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-20a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Furcraea  
macdougallii</i> Matuda</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-21.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-21<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-21.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>×Graptoveria</i>  
<li><a href="2013-22.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-22<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-22a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Haworthia</i>  
'Three-Cornered Hat'</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-23.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-23<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-23a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Huernia</i>  
'Stretched Hide'</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-24.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-24<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-24a.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Kalanchoe  
glaucescens</i> Britten</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-25.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-25<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-25.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Kalanchoe  
schizophylla</i> (Baker) Baillon</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-26.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-26<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-26.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Kalanchoe  
streptantha</i> Baker</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-27.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-27<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-27.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Ornithogalum  
fimbrimarginatum</i> F. M. Leighton</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-28.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-28<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-28.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Orthophytum  
toscanoi</i> ssp. <i>atropurpureum</i> Braun &amp; Esteves</a></li>
<li><a href="2013-29.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-29<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-29.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Oxalis flava</i>  
<li><a href="2013-30.html" target="_blank">ISI 2013-30<br />
<img src="pix/thm_isi2013-30.jpg" alt="" /><br /><i>Sedum  
dendroideum</i> 'Colossus'</a></li>
<p>* A selection of more than 100 of the popular <i>Echinopsis</i>  
hybrids, created by Bob Schick and offered by the ISI since 1996, are  
still available. <a href="http://www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/ 
Schick/catalogintro.html" target="_blank"><br />
Click here to enter the Schick catalog.</a></p>
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