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Re: Invalid xhtml

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 12:20:21 +0000
Message-Id: <FB44A741-678C-11D8-A21E-000A957E4F00@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "Brendan McKenzie" <brendan.mckenzie@maccasoft.org>

On 25 Feb 2004, at 12:11, Brendan McKenzie wrote:
> I have found that you supply users with invalid XHTML when using the 
> Validator. The image link you give is:
> <img src="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/images/vcss" alt="Valid
> CSS!" style="...">
> When it really should be:
> <img src="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/images/vcss" alt="Valid
> CSS!" style="..." />

I'm sure this has been raised before, but I can't find it in the 
archives so:

(a) XHTML authors should know that missing the closing tag for an image 
is invalid in their chosen data format.
(b) XHTML authors should know to revalidate their XHTML after making 
(c) <img /> has a different meaning in HTML, so presenting that format 
of tag, while being valid, would be wrong for HTML documents
(d) This is a CSS validator issue and should be directed at 
www-validator-css not www-validator

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2004 07:20:24 UTC

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