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Re: Probable bug in the validator.

From: Jim Correia <correia@barebones.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 00:07:57 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org
cc: Jonathan Blank - Mailing List Account <jlblists@twu.net>
Message-ID: <20000723000758-f01010601-5d523b31@>
On 11:58 PM 7/22/00 Jonathan Blank - Mailing List Account
<jlblists@twu.net> wrote:

> It says that there is no attribute "NAME", but there most certainly
> is! (By the way, this problem occurs with BOTH the 3.2 DTD and the 4.0
> Transitional DTD)

Name is not defined for img in either HTML 3.2 or HTML 4.0.  It is only
defined in 4.01.

> Please consult:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#edef-IMG
> As you can see, there is most definitely a "name" attribute.

That references the HTML 4.01 spec.

Bugs in the validator are usually markup problems in your page.  That is
not to say that the validator doesn't ever have a bug, but if I had a
nickel for every time someone discovered a bug in the validator which
actually turned on to be their bad markup, I'd be pretty well off :-)
Jim Correia                                Bare Bones Software, Inc.
correia@barebones.com                     <http://web.barebones.com>
Received on Sunday, 23 July 2000 00:08:05 UTC

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