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HTML 4.01 validator bug?

From: Carl Welch <cwelch@harrison.k12.co.us>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 14:35:55 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0208241227130.7742-100000@harrison.k12.co.us>

I've been using the validator lately as I redesign several of the pages on
my organization's Web site, and I have found it to be a very useful
utility. A lot of really good work has gone into it.

This afternoon while validating a page I found that if the validator finds
a <label for="someID"> element such that no form element has
<(input|select|...) id="someID">
then the validator reports the problem, but fails to give a description of
what's wrong. Instead, it just says
"Error: X"

You can see this by validating the following page:

And here's an idea that might be useful. In the results of an HTML 4.01
validation check, there's a link to run the page through the CSS validator.
Have you considered doing the same for the parsers at
(these check a page to see if it meets accessibility standards for people
with disabilities)?


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