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Bug 5828 - Validator Wrong Message
Summary: Validator Wrong Message
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5681
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-02 17:11 UTC by Garrett
Modified: 2008-07-02 18:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Garrett 2008-07-02 17:11:49 UTC
GOt a message telling me that empty tags are for "HMTL 4.01 Strict" and that I should use it only in XHTML.

I'm pretty sure there is no language "HMTL" and that if they really meant "HTML" then that would be maladvice.

"The sequence <FOO /> can be interpreted in at least two different ways, depending on the DOCTYPE of the document. For HMTL 4.01 Strict, the '/' terminates the tag <FOO (with an implied '>'). However, since many browsers don't interpret it this way, even in the presence of an HMTL 4.01 Strict DOCTYPE, it is best to avoid it completely in pure HTML documents and reserve its use solely for those written in XHTML. "
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2008-07-02 18:20:21 UTC
Thanks. This typo has been fixed in dev version.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5681 ***