Found a parsing bug in HTMLParser

Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz gradha at terra.es
Mon Feb 10 23:45:57 CET 2003


On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 09:38:36PM +0000, Bengt Richter wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Feb 2003 18:06:56 +0100, Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz wrote:
> > I've found a bug in HTMLParser parsing some of my webpages. The
> > problem is using an attribute with a value inside double quotes
> > which is near another attribute. I've created a small testcase
>
> Too "near" to be legal HTML 4.0, I believe. [...] so it surprises
> me that you get an ok validation, though I'm not surprised that
> browsers ignore anomalies.

I'll contact the validator team then.

> >HTMLParser.HTMLParseError: EOF in middle of construct, at line 5, column 1
> >
> Seems like a better message could have been generated, though.

Like all error messages, it's crystal clear once you know what's
happening, or you have seen it once before.





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