Re: [Fwd:]

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