html5 Living Standard — Updated 17 June 2011

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html5 Living Standard — Updated 17 June 2011

Postby mapleleaf » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:31 pm


here is the latest update on html5 17-06-2011 ... multipage/

Btw, here is what happens when the closing element(tag) is missing as in <section>...<section based on the 17-06-2011 update on html5 as well as others before.


From the above the 1st error being that </section and not </section> the error condition generates 3 additional errors which is in fact multiplicative as compared to being additive.

IF the 1st error is corrected then the remaining errors will disappear.

Therefore, IMHO this should be looked at as WB2011 does not present this as an error particularly when it reflects html5 as seen in the image below

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Re: html5 Living Standard — Updated 17 June 2011

Postby davenz » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:01 am

I agree, this should be considered an error when doctype is HTML5.

Another one similar to this is that line breaks won't validate properly (W3C) when written as </br> and the doctype is HTML4.01X. When this doctype is used perhaps WeBuilder should tag this as an error?


Re: html5 Living Standard — Updated 17 June 2011

Postby Gatis » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:49 pm


The "section" has a closing tag in the example discussed above (event if the tag is incomplete according to the validation errors mapleleaf stated).
The green/red highlighting has not been intended to show you all the possible validation errors.
I do agree, that the condition for valid closing tag can be reviewed (currently it looks only for </Tag_Specifier ).
But then we would need some more feedback about necessity of changing this.
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