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Re: [VE][64] Error Message Feedback

From: Jim <ttocsmij@infoblvd.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 00:41:51 -0400
Message-ID: <4510C68F.8030300@infoblvd.net>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>, Jim <ttocsmij@infoblvd.net>, www-validator@w3.org

Eureka! Well, sort of. I AM just an amateur after all.

Your reference to the fine W3 document yielded no useful clues to me 
about the "nesting" problem.

However, the Hixie page told the story ... that XML can't perform the 
functionality of a simple Javascript "document.write" without involving 
another whole layer of complication ... sounds like another Microsoft 
foobar to me but W3 enthusiasts assure me that Microsoft was not 
involved!  ;-)

And I shall follow Mr. Hickson's excellent advice and go back to nice, 
simple HTML coding ... my preference is KISS anyhow and this XML stuff 
seems pretty counter-intuitive and counter-productive. Which probably 
explains why it has been shoved down the throat of corporate America in 
a big way. Say, wouldn't that require a monopoly?  ;-)

But I ramble ... thanks for the feedback, David, and have a great day!


David Dorward wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 05:57:16PM -0400, Jim wrote:
>> [ Just for fun I thought I would try to validate my home page against 
>> XHTML 1.0 Transitional. Had to re-define line spacing, add some 
>> formatting, and add type tags and lots of slashes. But the XML parser is 
>> confused by a closing tag that is inside quotes as part of a 
>> document.write function. Have a nice day! ]
> It isn't confused, you are. I'll draw your attention to:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.8 (and yes, that means you are
> commenting your CSS out entirely too[1]) and
> http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml
> [1] Your browser won't notice if you serve it as text/html (which also
> renders the use of XHTML rather pointless).
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