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Re: parser missing an html error

From: Irene Vatton <irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 08:56:59 +0200
To: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <20021009085659.00837d83.irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Tue, 08 Oct 2002 07:59:59 -0400
"John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca> wrote:

> Isn't the parser supposed to flag errors in html constructs.
> I had been using ones like
> <h2 id="x"><a name="x"></a>Topic Heading</a>
> to give a target anchor for both old and new browsers
> (the null instead of 'a' spanning the caption is to avoid
> a known netscape 4 quirk.  But my first use of the 
> w3.org link checker bled so much red that i had to refill
> the video's supply ;-] ;-]    I contacted
>   Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> and he explained
> that it was a duplicate id problem.  Neither Amaya nor the
> w3 validator flag this problem and i was lulled into a false sense
> that i had done things correctly.  Is there a reason why Amaya
> does not warn on duplicate id problems. 

Amaya avoids to generate duplicate ids but doesn't check existing 

> Just trying to do things correctly as far as the recommendation
> states.  Anticipating this will ease path to XHTML  and trying
> to emphasise conformance in my Web Authoring classes. 
> john in niagara canada  //
> John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
> http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll (2 L's as in LLAMA)
> check HTML at http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
> check CSS at http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
> check JavaScript at http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jslint.html

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