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Bug 3038 - The results of the XHTML validator are not valid.
Summary: The results of the XHTML validator are not valid.
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-23 14:33 UTC by Ryan
Modified: 2006-03-23 15:01 UTC (History)
0 users

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Results generated by validator. (17.20 KB, text/html)
2006-03-23 14:53 UTC, Ryan

Description Ryan 2006-03-23 14:33:35 UTC
Pasting the source of the results page of the XHTML validator into the validator itself shows several violations of XHTML 1.0 including:
<img alt="W3C" id="logo" src="SearchResultsCheck_files/w3c_home_nb.png" height="48">
The img tag is not closed.  

The output of the validator should itself be valid.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2006-03-23 14:43:41 UTC
Hello Ryan,

I cannot reproduce the problem you report. 

Could you give more info on:
- what instance of the validator you were using (e.g, was it the one at or elsewhere? The code you pasted suggests "elsewhere")
- what page you were validating that gave you the invalid results page (if possible)

I suspect you were using a "customized" installation of the validator, and that the person who edited the templates for the validator broke its markup. We'd need more details to figure out whether that is the case, or something else I can't put my finger on yet.

thank you.
Comment 2 Ryan 2006-03-23 14:53:36 UTC
Created attachment 413 [details]
Results generated by validator.
Comment 3 Ryan 2006-03-23 15:01:06 UTC

Thanks for your quick reply!  I am using the 'official' validator:

Upon further investigation, it appears as though Firefox is introducing invalid closing tags when using 'Save page as', 'Web page complete'.  I suppose this issue should be opened under Firefox instead.

Thanks again and I apologize for the false alarm.