Bugzilla – Bug 742
Error message "element col has no cells beginning in it"
Last modified: 2010-05-11 13:08:28 CEST
I see error messages such as this one for HTML5 code:
Error: Table column 4 established by element col has no cells beginning in it.
I think that this should raise a warning, not an error message.
In the "Forming a table" section of the HTML5 spec, see step 20: "If there exists a row or column in the table containing only slots that do not have a cell anchored to them, then this is a table model error."
So validator.nu is correctly conforming to the current HTML5 spec by reporting this case as an error.
Thanks again for the informative reply.
I have created this entry in the W3 HTML5 spec bug database:
Remove step 20 from 'Forming a table' section ("table model error")