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Re: JavaScript (was [VE][388] New Error Message Suggestion)

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:42:18 +0100
Message-Id: <D4D40F0A-B563-11D8-9A86-000A957E4F00@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Laurent Blume <laurent.blume@infores.com>

On 3 Jun 2004, at 14:22, Laurent Blume wrote:
> I'm having troubles with the validator, on pages that successfully 
> validated as XHTML 1.0 Strict a few days ago, and now have numerous 
> errors.

I can't find your error message suggestion (you said you were providing 
one in your subject line). Where is it?

> Basically, it seems the validator is now taking JavaScript code, that 
> was previously rightfully ignored.
> Since the validator was updated a few days ago, my guess is that its 
> behaviour changed during that update.

The validator was last updated almost three weeks ago, and that was 
very minor changes.

> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
> <script type="text/javascript"><!--
> //------------------------------ JS Variables 
> ------------------------------//

(Snippage above)

Oh dear.

Three things you should probably read.

1. What the HTML 4 specification has to say about comments (it applies 
to XHTML too).

2. What the XHTML 1.0 specification says about <script> and <style>

3. What Ian Hixie has to say about XHTML served as text/html (which I 
assume you are doing as you aren't complaining about your JavaScript 
not working).

David Dorward
Received on Thursday, 3 June 2004 09:42:19 UTC

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