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Validator glitch

From: D. A. Coyle <dacoyle@dacoyle.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 23:41:26 -0400
Message-ID: <4111AC66.7090601@dacoyle.com>
To: site-comments@w3.org

I spent about a half hour helping a friend debug an HTML 4.01 
transitional document that wouldn't validate. The validator kept 
reporting a problem with the <head> section being incomplete and to look 
for nesting problems.

The actual problem was very basic, but the validator error message 
missed it. There was no <title> tag in the document. It would be helpful 
if the W3C validator error messages included something like "missing 
<title> tag" in the way it catches a missing doctype statement or 
character encoding.

Received on Wednesday, 4 August 2004 23:43:20 UTC

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