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Re: [VE][63] Character data is not allowed here extended error message text

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:01:37 +0900
Message-Id: <44B42413-A4E6-4E7C-B7A8-3BEA076D2C6E@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>

Hi David,

> In an HTML document triggers the "Character data now allowed here"  
> error
> (which is correct). Since this is a common cause of the error,  
> might it
> be worth changing the extended error message?

I actually recall rewriting this message a while ago... ah, here it is:

(the revised message will be in the imminent beta... I'm just waiting  
for a green light on one logistical issue)

I think this new message is clearer, simpler and more useful than the  
old. Certainly still not perfect. Your suggested message is good,  
too, I think I'd like to merge the two, e.g at least add the link and  
call the "/" character "slash".

Would you like to give a go at drafting a merged version, or should I?

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