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syntax error

[′sin‚taks ‚er·ər]
(computer science)
An error in the format of a statement in a computer program that violates the rules of the programming language employed. Also known as syntactic error.

syntax error

An error that occurs when a compiler or interpreter cannot understand the source code statement in order to generate machine code. Syntax errors and "semantic" errors are not the same. The syntax error is an incorrect construction of the source code, whereas a semantic error is erroneous logic that produces the wrong result when executed. See syntax, parse and semantic error.
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The students could explore SQL syntax errors via the game in the interactive multimedia and came to understand the concepts of SQL commands.
Many HTML editors include site management functionality that can check your page for syntax errors and broken links.
This approach makes for easy debugging since syntax errors are flagged right after each line is written, and these errors can be fixed on the spot.
In a single encounter with the on-line system, users are more prone to make syntax errors it offered short-cut flexibility options.
It also adds interactive batch processing to data management technology Hive and boosts productivity by checking for syntax errors from within the browser.
Other notable bug fixes include a general cleanup of syntax errors and warnings in picklist options, reporting of the Patient Distance Traveled measure, and improvements to the “By Label Value” picklist option.
Commands need not be remembered and syntax errors are few.
For each page tested, MITE provides download times, redirects, over-sized objects, broken links, supported MIME types, syntax errors, compliance with W3C mobile best practices and much more.
The rate import process is user friendly and allows importing rates in both the formats; a number of data consistency checks as well as syntax errors and logical errors checks (such as duplicate records check, incorrect price values check, etc.
All the problems encountered during this review were code evaluation errors that resulted from the reviewer's own command or syntax errors.
HTML5 is a response to the observation that the HTML and XHTML in common use on the World Wide Web is a mixture of features introduced by various specifications, along with those introduced by software products such as web browsers, those established by common practice, together with many syntax errors in existing web documents.