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[Bug cp-tools/28012] Strange error message from appletviewer

From: egallager at gcc dot gnu.org
Subject: [Bug cp-tools/28012] Strange error message from appletviewer
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:41:50 +0000


Eric Gallager <egallager at gcc dot gnu.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |egallager at gcc dot gnu.org
         Resolution|---                         |INVALID

--- Comment #9 from Eric Gallager <egallager at gcc dot gnu.org> ---
(In reply to Norman Hendrich from comment #8)
> Subject: Re:  Strange error message from appletviewer
> OK; I ran my HTML through the W3C validator, which resulted in 40+ errors.
> Apart from the typical lazyness (no "alt" for images etc.), it seems that
> my assumption of xhtml being xml was completely false. 
> Obviously, there are some special rules that certain tags (e.g. <meta> and 
> <param>) neither require nor allow a closing tag. Perhaps MS was right to
> ignore the W3C standards, after all?  
> I removed the "closing" </param> tags that I added with the best intentions,
> and the classpath appletviewer now starts the applet... 
> ----
> > Okay, so is this bug fixed/invalid?
> I don't know. I guess our parser should ignore unknown tags like
> <Xparam> or </param>, instead of crashing with obscure error messages.
> At least the JDK and some of the major browsers handle the original page,
> W3C conformity or not.
> If someone wants to test the classpath parser again, I moved the original
> (w3c invalid) page at:
> http://tams-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/applets/jfig/applet-nonw3c.html

Sounds like INVALID then.

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