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Bug 30246 - validator reports nonsense errors
Summary: validator reports nonsense errors
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Parser (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-04-10 21:18 UTC by Andrew Wylie
Modified: 2018-04-11 19:44 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Wylie 2018-04-10 21:18:25 UTC
I have many XHTML 1.0 Strict pages with the validator button on them, for example

Until a few weeks ago the validator button showed validation pass. Now it shows errors for html that DOES NOT EXIST ON THE PAGE. 

Error Line 80, Column 6: required attribute "action" not specified
<form><input type="button" value="Back" onClick="history.go(-1);return true;"> …

I don't have any such line. 
Furthermore, validation of the source file passes without problems. This happens on many pages that I have not touched for ages. What the hell is going on?

Comment 1 Andrew Wylie 2018-04-11 19:44:27 UTC
I have now discovered that this happens when I use the Firefox browser. When I try Edge or Internet Explorer the button validates correctly!
I'm utterly astonished by that - does your validator do browser-specific stuff? I guess that it must.