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Possible bug in validator: noscript

From: Will Woodhull <willw@wizzards.net>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 00:53:30 -0700
Message-ID: <001701c1f7f7$c7be3a00$084e28d1@DELL4400>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Hi, I'm new here.

I've joined because I believe there may be a bug in the W3C HTML validator:
when I use a <noscript>...</noscript> construction in the head of a
document, I get a cascade of errors on all meta tags and link tags that
follow it-- these are all reported as not being in the right place.
Additionally, the </head> tag generates the same error! the pages validate
perfectly when it is removed.

This isn't mentioned on the "todo" list, and I saw no reference to anything
like this on scanning through the last three months of posts to this mailing
list. (I also saw no reference to a FAQ specific to this group-- is there

I've put up a short web page that demonstrates this, and also shows the
utility of <noscript> and why I would like to see the problem addressed


I'll stay on the list for a week or so or until this is resolved (I'm
overloaded with busy newsgroups for the time being, but this is important).
My apologies for jumping in without lurking for at least a week or so first,
but I'd rather not wait on this one.

Received on Friday, 10 May 2002 04:12:10 UTC

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