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Re: problems with W3c

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 17:46:08 +1000
Message-ID: <428C4440.9000508@lachy.id.au>
To: Alexandra1Lowell <alexandra1lowell@yahoo.ca>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Alexandra1Lowell wrote:
> My name is Laurence, I have test my website in your online program and found html mistakes.
> This is the website : http://ca.geocities.com/stafterearth
> So, this morning and went and look at my site to see where was those mistakes and found none,
> all the tags mentionned are there.

Well, the errors are there as I can see them.  The first error: missing 
a type attribute from the script element on line 14, as the validator 
told you, is easy to fix.  Use this:

<script type="text/javascript">

Don't use the language attribute, it's both deprecated and completley 

Many of the remaining errors are caused by your poor use of 
document.write() statements

> I use OpenOffice html program to make my website pages.

The authoring tool is irrelevant as far as validation goes, however 
swithing to a tool that produces valid code would help a lot.  I 
recommend notepad or other plain text editor.

> I can prove that there isn't any mistakes

How?  I can see many errors in your document, and I'd be interested to 
see how you can prove such a false statement.

> and just wonder if your program takes in consideration the OpenOffice
> program to make html pages.

The authoring tool is irrelevant, the validator only looks at the 
resultant markup.  Since Open Office is clearly producing invalid 
markup, it's a problem with Open Office, not the validator.

Lachlan Hunt
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