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  2. JDK-4753126

stddoclet: Fix technically invalid HTML styles that display fine (W3C validator)


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: 7
    • Component/s: tools


      Running the W3C validator (http://validator.w3.org) on javadoc output causes
      the following errors that are due to styles being used in ways that
      display properly but are technically invalid. Errors below are in a class page.

        Error: element "NOSCRIPT" not allowed here; possible cause is an inline
        element containing a block-level element

        Probably due to <NOSCRIPT> being inside a <FONT> element:

        184: <TD BGCOLOR="white" CLASS="NavBarCell2"><FONT SIZE="-2">
        185: <A HREF="../index.html" TARGET="_top"><B>FRAMES</B></A> &nbsp;
        186: &nbsp;<A HREF="C.html" TARGET="_top"><B>NO FRAMES</B></A> &nbsp;
        187: &nbsp;
        188: <SCRIPT type="text/javascript">
        189: <!--
        190: if(window==top) {
        191: document.writeln('<A HREF="../allclasses-noframe.html"
                      TARGET=""><B>All Classes</B></A>');
        192: }
        193: //-->
        194: </SCRIPT>
        195: <NOSCRIPT>
        196: <A HREF="../allclasses-noframe.html" TARGET=""><B>All Classes</B></A>
        197: </NOSCRIPT>
        198: </FONT></TD>
        199: </TR>

        Perhaps this could be solved by removing the <FONT SIZE> tag and assigning
        it to the CLASS=NavBarCell2 attribute.

        Error: end tag for element "B" which is not open; try removing the end
        tag or check for improper nesting of elements
         ... allclasses-noframe.html" TARGET=""><B>All Classes</B></A>');

        This error seems to occur only in four places -- at the "All Classes"
        link inside the <SCRIPT> and <NOSCRIPT> elements in the top and bottom
        navigation bars.

        Probably due to <B> element inside <A> element, which is not allowed.
        However, notice that <A><FONT SIZE="-2"><B> (which is deprecated, but
        occurs elsewhere in the same page) is considered valid.
        Perhaps this could be solved by removing the <B> tag and adding it to a
        style attribute of <A STYLE="font-weight: bold">

        Error: element "IMG" not allowed here; check which elements this element
        may be contained within

        <IMG SRC="../resources/inherit.gif" ALT="extended by"><B>p1.C</B>
        Probably due to <IMG> inside a <PRE> element.
        Perhaps this could be solved by removing the <PRE> element and
        adding "margin-left" indent attribute to the image:

        <IMG style="margin-left: 2em">

        The following does not show up as a validation error, but is specified
        by the HTML 4.01 specification.

        14.2.1 Setting the default style sheet language

        Authors must specify the style sheet language of style information
        associated with an HTML document.

        Authors should use the META element to set the default style sheet
        language for a document. For example, to set the default to CSS, authors
        should put the following declaration in the HEAD of their documents:

           <META http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">

        If no such tag is present, the default style sheet language is "text/css".

        Documents that include elements that set the style attribute but which
        don't define a default style sheet language are incorrect. Authoring tools
        should generate default style sheet language information (typically a META
        declaration) so that user agents do not have to rely on a default of


        Perhaps this can be solved by adding the above META element to any
        page that contains the STYLE attribute. I wonder if the following
        link to stylesheet.css that already exists is sufficent to satisfy
        the above requirement:

       <LINK REL ="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="../stylesheet.css" TITLE="Style">


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                bpatel Bhavesh Patel (Inactive)
                dkramersunw Douglas Kramer (Inactive)
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