Issue with Amaya 9.55: a bug in the parsing check function?!

Berkel en Rodenrijs - NL - November 21st 2007

Dear W3C Staff,

I would like to report an issue with the latest Amaya, version 9.55.
It is an unexpected error message during syntax-checking a specific web 

The web page is at

This page is valid HTML 4.01 Transitional according to your latest 
markup validator at   (*)

Under Amaya 9.55 the parsing error button lights up red. The message reads

Blue lines are links activated by a double (or a single) click

*** Errors/warnings in E:\HTM\JEMNew\So4.htm
  line 12: Invalid Selector "active"

The body tag - at lines 12 and 13 - reads

<body style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204);"
 alink="#ff9900" link="#0000ff" vlink="#990000">

At first sight nothing wrong.

I checked this also with Amaya 9.22 and 9.51; both versions showed a 
green parsing error button.

At second sight I guess that the message /Invalid Selector "active"/ was 
a reaction to the line break from line 12 to line 13, which appears in 
the midst of the tag, and therefore may have been treated incorrectly by 
Amaya 9.55.

I would like to know from you in due time if I did nevertheless 
something wrong, or perhaps less elegant. - My thanks in advance.

Best regards: Johan E. Mebius

Output of the validation process is at URL

Received on Friday, 23 November 2007 12:24:30 UTC