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Re: validator missing an error

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 14:52:46 +0100
To: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <3de2a9b9.63114253@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jean Delvare wrote:
>> * Jean Delvare wrote:
>> >I could notice yesterday that though the validator will complain
>> >about<font size=+1>, asking for quotes around +1, it won't complain
>> >about<font size=-1>. It should, right?
>> No, see http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/intro/sgmltut.html#h-3.2.2
>> If the attribute value contains no characters but [A-Za-z0-9:.-_]
>> it may be left unquoted.
>Oh, sorry I missed that detail. Seems that I had stop reading after
>"(A-Za-z), digits". By the way, the validator says: "Error: an attribute
>value must be quoted if it contains any character other than letters
>(A-Za-z), digits, hyphens, and periods;", so colons and underscores are
>not mentioned, but should be according to the above URI.

Yes, but see http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/changes.html#h-A.1.1.2
The Validator would need a special error message for HTML 4.01 documents
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 08:52:08 UTC

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