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From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:45:14 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uludlorx64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>


Opera got a bug report today regarding a page that has a text/html media  
type, XHTML 1.0 DOCTYPE and all, and uses <title/> rather than  
<title></title> (incorrect per Appendix C if memory serves me right). Per  
HTML5 and for security reasons (reparsing causes issues in face of  
injected scripts and all) we show a blank page. However, this page does  
validate per validator.w3.org and thus the author complained to us  
(DSK-241368 for those with access to our bug tracking system).

It seems quite bad that the validator does not actually check all  
requirements and is therefore not in line with what browsers (have to)  
deploy. This wastes costly time of Web authors and QA resources of  
browsers. (validator.nu does seem to do this correctly, but is obviously  
not as widely known.)

Any chance this can be fixed?

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 11:45:55 UTC

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