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OpenSP: Value of attribute ... invalid: ... cannot start a name


Each attribute belongs to a category. And for some types, their values are restricted. Here are the categories of attributes:

  • CDATA is a sequence of characters
  • ID and NAME must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens ("-"), underscores ("_"), colons (":"), and periods (".").
  • IDREF and IDREFS are references to ID tokens defined by other attributes. IDREF is a single token and IDREFS is a space-separated list of tokens.
  • NUMBER tokens must contain at least one digit ([0-9])


<a> attribute "id" has invalid value "567" The attribute ID is of type ID. As described above, it should begin with a letter

Bad<a id="567" href="/index.html">
Bad<a id="_hello" href="/index.html">
Good<a id="n567" href="/index.html">


To find the type of the attribute, search the tag name (here) and check its definition.