[HTML5] The worst conformance checker error messages

Kevin Newman CaptainN at unFocus.com
Tue Feb 27 07:45:49 PST 2007

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Thanks to those who replied.
> I am positively surprised that the complaints did not involve the  
> substance of messages emitted by RELAX NG validation engine at all.  
> This means that the problems are fixable without hacking the  
> validation engine, which in nice.
The only problem I've had with it is the vague error descriptions. For 
example, it says I can't use div tags in a lot of places, and provides a 
link to the top of some xhtml standards spec document, but doesn't 
actually explain why I can't use a div there (inside an li element for 
example). It'd be great if it could just tell you why something should 
not be used in a certain context. It would make the tool double as a 
kind of an HTML5 educational tool.


Kevin N.

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