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Re: What is wrong with <td/>?

From: Roger W Haworth <W@RHaworth.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:10:37 +0100
Message-ID: <0A6A63EFD59446ADA94ADE87569E4EB8@NEW2013>
To: <1@dubdubdub.net.nz>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Hello Eric,

First question is: how did you actually follow the link? I found my message here in the archive and the link has been stripped - presumably as an anti-spam measure. But on looking more closely, I see "Public" as part of the URL. So presumably there is a different viewing option which will show the links.

If you follow your link below again and look more closely, you will see that it validates clean because I have reverted the doctype to XHTML 1.0 Transitional. My link was included as an example of lots of <td/>s not as an example of a validator report.

So now try:
  a.. XHTML version - validates clean. 
  b.. HTML5 version - masses of errrors. (It also does not how to sort the names! But that is a completely different bug.)

I also received a reply from David Dorward who pointed me to the specification and said it is not a bug. But I still think it is retrogression!


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Eric Richards 
  To: Roger W Haworth 
  Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 3:16 PM
  Subject: Re: What is wrong with <td/>?

  Hello Rodger have you fix it already it works OK now 


  From Eric

  On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 12:59 AM, Roger W Haworth <W@rhaworth.net> wrote:

    In this page for example I use lots of self-closing <td/>s. When I declare the doctype to be HTML5 the validator says:
      Self-closing syntax (/>) used on a non-void HTML element. Ignoring the slash and treating as a start tag.
    I cannot see anything wrong with <td/>. Please tell the validator to stop rejecting it.

    Roger W Haworth
Received on Saturday, 19 September 2015 13:06:00 UTC

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