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Re: Validator choking GoLive generated JavaScript

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 00:37:17 -0500 (EST)
To: Bob Rosenberg <webmaster@rockmug.org>
cc: WWW Validator List <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0112310033540.2538-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Mon, 31 Dec 2001, Bob Rosenberg wrote:

> I just ran the home page <http://www.rockmug.org/default.html> of my
> computer club's web site (for which I'm responsible) through the
> Validator and got some odd "problems". I am getting lots of spurious
> "errors" caused by my use of GoLive to create the site. While I
> acknowledge that the constructs probably are not HTML 4, the overly
> aggressive reporting of them makes wading through the error report
> list to find TRUE errors a difficult task. Not only is the Validator
> screaming about the constructs themselves but then it screams about
> their content by syntax checking them.

The Validator's behaviour in this case is somewhat annoying.  If you
wanted to avoid the annoyance, you could use a custom DTD that defines the
GoLive-inserted elements.  See
<http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/customdtd.html> for details.

Liam Quinn
Received on Monday, 31 December 2001 00:37:24 UTC

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