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Re: [VE][107] Error Message Feedback

From: Paul Norman <penorman@mac.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2004 02:05:21 -0800
Message-Id: <7C933128-565C-11D9-BFAE-001124301DAA@mac.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: FireWall-1 Wizard Moderator <hvdkooij@vanderkooij.org>

On 24-Dec-04, at 3:17 PM, FireWall-1 Wizard Moderator wrote
(about http://viruspool.vanderkooij.org/virus.cms):
> I have some trouble trying to understand this error:
> Line 43, column 17: the name and VI delimiter can be omitted from an 
> attribute specification only if SHORTTAG YES is specified
> <option selected value='25'>25 descriptions per page</option>
> The name field is part of the select tag. But I could not find any 
> reference in the HTML 4.01 document which allows a name field in the 
> option tag.
You're using XHTML 1.0 so you need to do <option selected='selected' 
value='25'></option>, or write in HTML.

Perhaps a better error message could be written as that message is 
fairly confusing.
Received on Saturday, 25 December 2004 10:05:58 UTC

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