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[Bug 4915] &ensp gives unexplained error at other place in document

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Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 20:12:03 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4915

           Summary: &ensp gives unexplained error at other place in document
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://q.gotdns.com/w3.html
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: junk99@inbox247.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


Try validating this page: http://q.gotdns.com/w3.html
(you can click the Validate! link in the document)

validator output is:
Validation Output:  1 Error

   1. Error Line 28, Column 0: 18 up 164 days, 3:49, 1 user, load average:
0.00, 0.00, 0.00<br .

Problems:
a. markup is valid, there should not be an error
b. the document only has 18 lines, the location given is incorrect. Often some
random markup line is provided by the validator
c. the cause is the &ensp; entry in column 17 on line 13, if these six
characters are removed, no validation error is given

complete document below:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Is this really invalid xhtml 1.1?</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen"
href="style/default-temp.css" />
</head>
<body>
<p><a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer">Validate!</a></p>
<p>an &amp;ensp inserted in the paragraph below causes the w3c xhtml 1.1
validator service to incorrectly report an error in the column of the &amp;ensp
but at a random line in the document.</p>
                                <p>root@hrudell:~# uptime; uname<br />
                                &ensp;17:28:18 up 164 days, 3:49, 1 user, load
average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00<br />
                                Linux</p>

</body>
</html>

Otherwise, I enjoy the validation services very much!

Regards,

Harald Rudell
Received on Saturday, 4 August 2007 20:12:05 UTC

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