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Re: It validates az HTML5 with no </head> and no </body>.

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:04:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4EE617F7.9000506@cs.tut.fi>
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
CC: Jay Litwyn <brewhaha@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
2011-12-12 16:25, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> I did not find the original document where the problem manifested
> itself.  But it sounds as if you say that the HTML5 validator never
> issues an error message when @alt is lacking.

I wrote about the specific case. The issue can be reconstructed:
(It's a copy of the page as it is now, except that I removed the alt 
attribute from the first <img> tag.)

> But that is not how it
> is. Here is a test in validator.nu - validator.w3.org gives the same
> result - where there is an error due to lack of @alt:

It's rather questionable, for a checking tool, to report some issue in 
some situations and be silent about it in others, without giving a clue 
of what this depends on.

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