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Re: 4.01 validation inconsistency re: <p> in HTML 4.01

From: John Dunlop <john@johndunlop.info>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:21:38 +0000
Message-ID: <403A6EE2.4010903@johndunlop.info>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR [PC87S-O/XP] wrote:

> I understand both the questioner's and the responders points,
> but what is less clear is why the validator proposes the use
> of <P> tags at all; surely the recommendation to insert code
> would be less likely to cause errors and/or confuision
> if it restricted itself to  recommending solely the <IMG ...> 
> tag with a caveat about "in a suitable context" ?

I agree that would be better [1].  That way, one tactfully steps 
around arguments over whether "Valid HTML 4.01!" really constitutes a 
paragraph.  Would providing no markup excerpts be even better?

Incidentally, the :8001 version -- the markup language of the checked 
document being either HTML *or* XHTML -- commandingly announces, "Here 
is the HTML you should use to add this icon to your Web page".  I'd 
substitute "could" for "should", at least.  The :80 version uses "could".

[1] Forgetting for a moment the convincing arguments against 
validation icons.

Received on Monday, 23 February 2004 16:15:25 UTC

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