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Re: Your Validator Site

From: Gannon Dick <gdick@gte.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 11:48:07 -0600
Message-ID: <000601c1897e$7cf06b20$b589e041@home2>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

   I do have one question though: When using the "html version 4" 
selection, it says certain elements are not allowed in that version.
Howewver, the text/reference book I have does teach them. Has something
changed in version 4 since my book came out? The title and year are: 
"Learn HTML in a Weekend" (1998).

Yes, some things have changed ... HTML Version 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 (and 1.1) etc..  Various elements and attributes have been "depreciated" and some have been added.  What counts is the DTD (Document Type Definition).  These are themselves text documents which can be downloaded and inspected to find the error, should the W3 Validator show any.  It is possible to write a document which validates according to a "higher" version, but fails with a "lower" version.  The word "version" should not unilateraly be taken to mean "refinement".
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