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Re: [VE][111] Error Message Feedback

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 12:20:17 +0100
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050618112017.GC6785@us-lot.org>

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 07:11:48AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> > The validator didn't say the problem was on line 40 - it said the
> > error was on line 40, and it was.
> There was nothing I could have changed on line 40 to solve the problem.

So? The validator isn't an artificial intelligence, it can only
compare a given document to the rules. It can't tell that you forgot a
" character. 

<div style="font: 1.1em/1.2 Arial;><img src=" is perfectly OK under
HTML DTD rules.  It can only report on where you deviate from the
rules expressed in the DTD, it can't tell you when you've made a
mistake which isn't (and couldn't be) expressed in the DTD.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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