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Dan Cederholm on Validation

Nick Finck

June 22, 2004 at 9:46 AM

Dan Cederholm writes A Validation Tale about where and when he personally thinks that it can make the difference. Dan makes some very good points here. The only problem with this is that the validator only reports errors in top level validation but does not go deep enough into your code. For example, you can use an attribute value that is a number, percent or even a letter and the document will still validate, no matter how invalid the value of that attribute is. This has more to do with the programming of the validator than anything else. I know the W3C is working on fixing these oversights, but it will take some time.

Comments

levin

June 23, 2004 at 11:31 AM

Christoph Schneegans' XHTML Schema Validator will spot that: http://schneegans.de/sv/

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