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Re: Validation?

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 18:32:06 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: Phoenix <phoenix@phoenixarises.com>
Message-ID: <a01060007-1022-CD205BC30EC011D79AE800039300CF5C@[]>

Phoenix <phoenix@phoenixarises.com> wrote:

>But through out the web page there are several of these but it only says
>this one is wrong. Why? What am I missing? 

For rather opaque reasons, some errors are only reported the first time
they are encountered. It is a known behaviour and you may wish to consider
it a bug.

Fixing it has not been given a high priority since it is expensive in terms
of the resources required -- i.e. it's a hard problem to solve -- and does
not necessarily buy you much in terms of better functionality. Some would
even consider it a feature that repeated errors are not shown.

If we ever do track down the reason for this we will likely fix it, and
offer the old behavior as an option if possible.

The reason "bordercolor" is considered an error is that this attribute has
not been standardized -- i.e. it's a vendor-propietary extension -- and so
doesn't exist in any published standard for HTML. See also the
comprehensive response from "Melody C".

Thanks for your feedback.

> I suggest you attend some sort of anger management class....
That's where you learn to upset the PHBs? -- Peter da Silva
Received on Friday, 13 December 2002 12:32:11 UTC

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