[html5] link fails validation

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Jan 16 18:33:05 PST 2010

On Sat, 16 Jan 2010, designer wrote:
> If I insert a link as follows:
> <link href="teststandard.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
> The W3C HTML5 Conformance Checker fails and reports:  "Required 
> attributes missing on element link."
> I've Googled this and not found anything about the syntax required. Is 
> this the checker that is wrong, or am I missing something?

Make sure you put the <link> before the <body>, and before any text that 
might imply a <body> -- for example, you'd see that error message for:

   <link href="teststandard.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

...because the X implies a <body> (and a </head>) and so the <link> ends 
up in the wrong place.

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