[html5] Validation Errors on Figures and Details

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Fri Dec 18 02:12:05 PST 2009

On Dec 18, 2009, at 03:11, Jordan Robert Dobson wrote:

> For some reason I am getting the following error (and other similar
> errors) when trying to validate:
>  Error: Element dt not allowed as child of element figure in this context.
>  From line 102, column 11; to line 102, column 14
>              <dt>Legend
>    Contexts in which element dt may be used:
>        Before dd or dt elements inside dl elements.
>        In a figure element containing no other dt element children.
>        As the first child of a details element.
>    Content model for element figure:
>        In any order, one dd element, and optionally one dt element.

The validator is out of sync with the spec, because dt/dd is controversial, so it seemed like a good idea to wait a bit to see if the spec stays the way it is now.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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