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Bug 3658 - <script src="external.js" type='text/javascript'/> Validates even in strict.
Summary: <script src="external.js" type='text/javascript'/> Validates even in strict.
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Parser (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Terje Bless
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-05 23:43 UTC by Ben Gibb
Modified: 2006-09-06 01:10 UTC (History)
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Description Ben Gibb 2006-09-05 23:43:23 UTC
Script tags CAN NOT be empty. will correctly complain about the missing </script> tag.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2006-09-06 01:10:12 UTC
Unless I am mistaken, and assuming that you are talking about XHTML1:

* there is nothing in the XHTML 1 grammar prohibiting this construct

* the only relevant part of the XHTML1 specification is the informative appendix C3 -

* the appendix C is only relevant in some cases (xhtml 1 served as text/html), and has nothing to do with validation. 

* there is an appendix C checker in the works, which will warn users of XHTML 1 served as text/html of such potential problems with legacy user agents.

Hence, closing this bug as "not a bug in the validator". 

If my assessment is incorrect, feel free to clarify your report with actual details, a pointer to a test document, and references as to why you think this should be a validation error.

Thank you.