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[Bug 4987] XHTML 1.0 Validator is inserting a hidden input tag, leading to validation failure.

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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:03:08 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1IPUse-00074a-N0@wiggum.w3.org>


           Summary: XHTML 1.0 Validator is inserting a hidden input tag,
                    leading to validation failure.
           Product: AppC Checker
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://econtriver.com/__BUG.php
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: nik.cimino@gmail.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


I left this page up so you guys can see what is going on. If you navigate to
the preceding page and then click the W3C XHTML 1.0 Validation image at the
bottom of the page you will see the page fail validation with the following

Error  Line 79, Column 137: document type does not allow element "input" here;
missing one of "p", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", "div", "pre",
"address", "fieldset", "ins", "del" start-tag.
="599ab6265110b0945f8d988711904fb0" />

The previous line of code that was triggering the error is not in my HTML, so I
had the validator show the source code it was checking and found the following:

78# <!-- SiteSearch Google -->
79# <form method="get" action="http://www.google.com/search"><input
type="hidden" name="PHPSESSID" value="8432a3c5def875fae677d8d0b27dfc8c" />
80# <p class="search_para">

If you go to the actual page and view source code, then you will see:

78#<!-- SiteSearch Google -->
79#<form method="get" action="http://www.google.com/search">
80#  <p class="search_para">

The validator added the PHPSESSID to my code when checking it.  This error
indicates my code is failing, when it is actually correct.

Please let me know when you have the information you need, so that I can take
down that BUG page.

This is from PHP source code:
echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?';
echo '>';
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
____The remaining portion of the PHP source code is just the remainder of the
HTML page.
Received on Monday, 27 August 2007 03:03:13 UTC

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