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Re: [VE][108] Error Message Feedback

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 13:08:56 +0100
Message-Id: <10B16EF3-E158-11D8-9CBF-000A957E4F00@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: <info@reflect-design.com>

On 29 Jul 2004, at 11:56, <info@reflect-design.com> wrote:
> Please can you tell me why this webpage is not valid HTML 4.01 
> transitional, I have placed the correct DTD in the source code and 
> still your validation says this is not valid; also I cannot find what 
> I need to do to replace this:
> 1.       Line 41, column 19: there is no attribute "BACKGROUND"
> You have used the attribute named above in your document, but the 
> document type you are using does not support that attribute for this 
> element.

This is why. HTML 4.01 Transitional does not have a background 
attribute for the <td> element (nor does any other w3c published DTD 

>  or by using vendor proprietary extensions such as "marginheight"

This is more about why.

> (this is usually fixed by using CSS to achieve the desired effect 
> instead).

This is how.

David Dorward
Received on Thursday, 29 July 2004 08:09:20 UTC

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