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Re: Suggestion for Change in HTML Validatior

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:42:45 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010108105447-r01010600-84383602@>
On 08.01.01 at 11:12, Jukka Korpela <Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi> wrote:

>It is none of a validator's business to check what's inside an HREF
>attribute, since such an attribute is declared as being CDATA, which means
>roughly speaking "anything goes".

OTOH, there is no reason why checking the contents of a href attribute
couldn't be implemented as an optional extra feature as the Weblint support
was. If the mentioned idiocy (href="uri:http") should start to spread it
may even prove to be a necessary stick to beat people over the head with.
Received on Monday, 8 January 2001 04:55:02 UTC

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