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joe
I've been over this page more times than makes sence, it won't validate yet
the reason it fails is wrong is it the validator thats screwy

http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm
Jul 24 '05 #1
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On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 13:04:53 +0000 (UTC), joe <jo*********@nospam.co.uk>
wrote:
I've been over this page more times than makes sence, it won't validate
yet
the reason it fails is wrong is it the validator thats screwy

http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


What explicitely is it that the validator tells you
<http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ukmusician.co.uk%2Finde x_files%2Ftabs.htm>
or
<http://www.htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/validate.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ukmusician.co.uk %2Findex_files%2Ftabs.htm&warnings=yes>

and that you do not understand?

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Jul 24 '05 #2
On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 13:04:53 +0000 (UTC), joe
<jo*********@nospam.co.uk> wrote:
I've been over this page more times than makes sence, it won't validate yet
the reason it fails is wrong is it the validator thats screwy


No, it never is. _Do_ pay attention at the back.

The code is untidy. What's with "<BR />" , the mixed case tag names
and the unquoted attributes? If you're going to start caring about
validation, either be scrupulously consistent with this stuff, or use
an editor with automatic element closure.

As a quick guide to fixing it, Comment out large sections until the
problem goes away, then comment back in smaller sections until you
recreate the problem. Narrow it down that way. Yes, it's boring.
Jul 24 '05 #3
In our last episode,
<Xn*******************@217.32.252.50>,
the lovely and talented joe
broadcast on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
I've been over this page more times than makes sence, it won't validate yet
the reason it fails is wrong is it the validator thats screwy http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


1) The underscore in the target attribute means the attribute
must be quoted. Underscore is a legal NAME character, but not
when it is the first character. You should quote all attributes
anyway. It is simply easier to do so than to try to remember
when you can get away without quoting.

2) You have duplicated the close tags around the end of footer
comment.
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Jul 24 '05 #4
joe wrote:
I've been over this page more times than makes sence, it won't validate yet
the reason it fails is wrong is it the validator thats screwy

http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


If you use Firefox, with HTML Validation extension, and set it up to
make changes for HTML Transitional it will validate. Copy and paste the
changed file to your PC and upload it to the W3C Validation Page.
Jul 24 '05 #5
joe
joe <jo*********@nospam.co.uk> wrote in
news:Xn*******************@217.32.252.50:
I've been over this page more times than makes sence, it won't
validate yet the reason it fails is wrong is it the validator thats
screwy

http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


done what you said about the "_blank" bit but i still get the same error
as the other bit is actually needed, it says that the TD element is not
open as if it's making the same mistake you did in assuming they were for
closing Footer element when the lines it refers to in fact close the main
body!! is it all the Table element confusing the validator as i have been
over and over this page a ridiculas amount of times now, counting each
element of open or closed tags and everthing is fine as far as i can
tell!
the specifics elements are
Line 207, column 8: end tag for element "TD" which is not open

</TD>
which in fact close the main page <TD> which open on line 73
Line 208, column 6: end tag for element "TR" which is not open

</TR></TBODY>
Line 208, column 14: end tag for element "TBODY" which is not open

</TR></TBODY>
and these are to close the element on line 71 and 72 which are still open
otherwise (if i take them out), so in conclusion i declared the Validator
as screwwy as screwwy squirell after being on a corkscew rollercoaster
for 5 days on LSD!!!
Jul 24 '05 #6
joe wrote:
joe <jo*********@nospam.co.uk> wrote in
news:Xn*******************@217.32.252.50:
is it the validator thats screwy
Not usually.
http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


Part of the problem is that you're using XHTML syntax for empty
elements, which actually means something completely different in HTML,
but which is also unsupported in current browsers.

Replace <td/> with <td></td> if you really want an empty cell.
Technically the end-tag is optional, but I recommend you include it anyway.
Replace <br /> with <br>.

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Jul 24 '05 #7
joe
Lachlan Hunt <sp***********@gmail.com> wrote in
news:42***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
joe wrote:
joe <jo*********@nospam.co.uk> wrote in
news:Xn*******************@217.32.252.50:
is it the validator thats screwy
Not usually.
http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


Part of the problem is that you're using XHTML syntax for empty
elements, which actually means something completely different in HTML,
but which is also unsupported in current browsers.

Replace <td/> with <td></td> if you really want an empty cell.
Technically the end-tag is optional, but I recommend you include it
anyway. Replace <br /> with <br>.


Damn i had high hopes for that one, did as you said and fixed the about
still the same line 206,207,208 errors???

Jul 24 '05 #8
joe
Lachlan Hunt <sp***********@gmail.com> wrote in
news:42***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
joe wrote:
joe <jo*********@nospam.co.uk> wrote in
news:Xn*******************@217.32.252.50:
is it the validator thats screwy
Not usually.
http://www.ukmusician.co.uk/index_files/tabs.htm


Part of the problem is that you're using XHTML syntax for empty
elements, which actually means something completely different in HTML,
but which is also unsupported in current browsers.

Replace <td/> with <td></td> if you really want an empty cell.
Technically the end-tag is optional, but I recommend you include it
anyway. Replace <br /> with <br>.


nm i got it, it was a combination of a couple of things

Jul 24 '05 #9

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