[HTML5] H Sivonens conformance checker says strange things

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Feb 19 12:54:39 PST 2007

On Feb 19, 2007, at 21:48, Keryx Web wrote:

> Just to see how much my current practices differ from (X)HTML 5 I  
> did a little test on my own page:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/validator/html5/?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fkeryx.se
> Some errors are understandable, but some are not:
> Line 9: "Element base from namespace http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml  
> not allowed in this context." When is it allowed, if not in the  
> head element?

Your document is served as XHTML. <base> is not allowed in XHTML5 at  

> Line 42: "Text not allowed here" and "Element a from namespace  
> http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml not allowed in this context."
> This is the faltering text:
>       <div id="uRhere">
>         Du är här: keryx/startsidan.
>         <a href="#maincontent">Hoppa till huvudinnehållet (h)</a>
>         Sidans menysektion:<!-- kommer höras i talsyntes -->
>       </div>
> A div may have text and inline content or block level elements, but  
> not both, according to the spec? Am I wrong or is H Sivonens  
> validator broken?

I don't keep the validator in sync with the spec on a daily basis, so  
it is constantly more or less broken. Currently, I am writing *about*  
the software, so work *on* the software is suspended temporarily.  
Besides, I am hoping that <font> just goes away before I get around  
to expending the implementation effort. :-)

When I last revised <div>, Hixie had made it block only. Since this  
is a high-visibility issue, I have made an unscheduled change and  
reverted it to bimorphic. I didn't add the new scoped <style> stuff,  
yet, though.

> Accesskeys - Gone for good?

Not in the spec yet.

> Javascript in <a href="javascript...."> (Yes I know it is bad  
> practice. I was lazy.) - Gone for good?

No. They aren't real URIs so they fail. I need to make a special case  
for them.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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