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A loophole in the validator?

From: Pierre Far <pierrefar@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 21:26:46 GMT
Message-ID: <20000126212647.6687.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Dear all,
I am sure that you must have disscussed this before, but one could use 
javascript to create non-standard HTML documents and they would still 
validate as strict HTML. For a demo, please visit 
http://lightning.prohosting.com/~orlp/validator/ , a page I set up. Using 
document.write calls, the page creates a number of non-standard strict HTML 
4.0, and the page does validate, as you can see from the logo at the bottom. 
So what is to stop a devious webmaster from using this and tricking the 

Pierre Far
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Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2000 16:27:19 UTC

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