Bugzilla – Bug 258
Better error messages for common mistakes
Last modified: 2009-11-23 17:16:56 CET
11:14 < Hixie> hsivonen: the most common errors i get are (1) mistyping the
start tag (e.g. missing the leading <), and (2) getting hte
wrong end tag.
11:15 < Hixie> these two errors both cause an inordinate number of errors to be
reported and none of them really say what the actual mistake was.
11:15 < Hixie> e.g. <p> foo var title="">x</vsr> </p> and <p> <a
11:16 < othermaciej> I had a similar experience with the validator
11:16 < othermaciej> although the mistake was missing close "
11:18 < Hixie> the wrong end tag for an inline element in particular cascades
into an error for almost every block-level element in the tree
from the point of the error on.
11:18 < Hixie> which is exciting when the error is half way down the html5 spec