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Re: [Fwd: http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-i18n-html-tech-char-20040509/]

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 00:12:12 +0100 (BST)
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0408030006580.1222@hugin.webthing.com>

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> And while it does not close the <a> _element_, the user will usually get a
> fairly confusing error message.

If the author selects a parse mode better-suited to HTML they will get a
less-confusing error message.  The SGML experts (Goldfarb in his book,
and Clark in his software) recommend that validators offer such modes,
and many validators - such as Page Valet, WDG Validator, and validator-
lite implement them.

>	 Few authors understand that e.g.
> <a name="foo"/>/
> is perfectly valid HTML4.

Huh?  We all know that's perfectly valid (though of course it has to be
closed).  Only the closing of the _tag_ is at risk of confusing.

Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 2 August 2004 19:12:43 UTC

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