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Re: Doc with no space in DTD considered valid

From: Jamie Norrish <jamie@artefact.org.nz>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 19:39:41 +1200
Message-ID: <16498.24253.937594.678596@brahman.artefact.org.nz>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Jukka K. Korpela writes:

 > So the document type definition seems to be implied, and errors in
 > it, or in the way it is declared, might be interpreted as something
 > that need not be reported.

Perhaps so, but surely the validator should not say that the document
is valid, even if it (acceptably) does not report the error? How can a
document be determined to be valid if it cannot be checked against a
DTD? With the separator between the two identifiers, the document is
reported as being valid HTML 4.01 strict. Without the separator, the
document is simply valid - what does that mean?

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