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Re: Odd error message; no explanation...

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:02:23 +0200
To: Havard Eidnes <he@uninett.no>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <3f2ade35.134805049@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Havard Eidnes wrote:
>I'm working on trying to make the NetBSD install documentation in HTML
>form validate, and I've been using your validator service while trying
>to do so.  I'm currently left with a single error which says:
>   1.  Line 3666, column 3:  document type does not allow element "DL"
>       here; missing one of "APPLET", "OBJECT", "MAP", "IFRAME",
>       "BUTTON" start-tag
>  <dl>
>     ^

<font> does not allow <dl> children. Font allows <applet>, <object>,
<map>, <iframe> and <button> children which allow <dl> children, thus
there is a missing start-tag for one of these elements between the
<font> start-tag and the <dl> start-tag.
Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2003 07:02:36 UTC

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