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Re: W3C Validator vs Schneegans

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 12:25:45 GMT
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <dff059.16k.1@mail.christoph.schneegans.de>

Frank Ellermann wrote:

>>> http://schneegans.de/sv/
> Interesting, I've just tested it.  It doesn't like redirections

That's intentional. This way you can validate redirect or error pages.
For example, <http://schneegans.de/sv/?url=http://www.w3.org/404>
shows an error.

> and insists on UTF-8 for all documents without XML-encoding

Absolutely not, it complies with <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_9>
for "text/html" and with <http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3023.html> for
"application/xml" and "application/xhtml+xml".

> Apparently I should really soon upgrade all lang="xy" to the correct
> lang="xy" xml:lang="xy"

Yes, this is required for XHTML served as "text/html". However, you
can simply turn off the HTML compatibility check.

> And it told me that if I try post-modern stuff like <fieldset> it MUST
> begin with <legend>.

That's correct, see

>  That's apparently true (says the nice WDG HTML4 OS/2 INF file), but
>  why oh why isn't it in the XHTML 1.0 DTDs ?

Because XML DTDs can't express such a constraint.

<http://schneegans.de/>                                              |
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