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Validity of the argument

The HTML 4 spec. says

12.2.2 Nested links are illegal

Links and anchors defined by the A element must not be nested; an A element must not contain any other A elements.

So as Kai rightly asks, why does the following XHTML:

<a href="http://cs/"><b>test <a href="http://different/">test 2</a></b></a>

validate, when the following:

<a href="http://cs/">test <a href="http://different/">test 2</a></a>

does not? The same tried in HTML 4 has the expected behaviour of failing to validate both tests.

Surely the above rule applies to all child objects of the A element as well? If so, the validator is broken (not unheard of). If not the spec. is broken (IMHO).

Posted: 2004-04-27 00:23:27 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (1) | Comments (5)

Really convincing

Hello dear client Barclays Bank.
Today our system of safety at night has been cracked!!!
It not a joke!!! It is the truth!!!
We ask you, in order to prevent problems, to repeat
registration of your data. Make it very quickly!
Administration Barclays Bank.

Honestly, for people who are trying to defraud a bank, they might try a little harder.

Posted: 2004-04-14 13:48:01 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (3)

An Easter Sunday walk

Photo: view along a ridge in the Scottish highlands

More images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.

(Not great quality I'm afraid)

Posted: 2004-04-11 16:18:01 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (1)

To Feel the Fire

Voidwars game 6 is now open for signups. Have fun!

Posted: 2004-04-05 23:42:31 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (0)