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From: Brian Peckhasm <brian.peckham@btconnect.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 07:11:14 -0600
Message-Id: <200803051050.AKS93582@c2bthomr14.btconnect.com>
To: <site-comments@w3.org>
Hi 

 

I have been using WC3 markup validation Service for some time and it has
been great.

 

However this morning I have uncounted a problem with all my HTML files which
have previously been correct.

 

When I now try to validate any of my files that have been correct up to this
morning, I now get the following message

 

The following missing or conflicting information caused the validator to
perform guesswork prior to validation. If the guess or fallback is
incorrect, it may make validation results entirely incoherent. It is highly
recommended to check these potential issues, and, if necessary, fix them and
re-validate the document.

1.                              WarningNo Character Encoding Found! Falling
back to UTF-8.

None of the standards sources gave any information on the character encoding
labeling for this document. Without encoding information it is impossible to
reliably validate the document. As a fallback solution, the "UTF-8" encoding
was used to read the content and attempt to perform the validation, but this
is likely to fail for all non-trivial documents. 

Read the  <http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#faq-charset> FAQ entry on
character encoding for more details and pointers on how to fix this problem
with your document.

2.                              WarningUnable to Determine Parse Mode!

The validator can process documents either as XML (for document types such
as XHTML, SVG, etc.) or SGML (for HTML 4.01 and prior versions). For this
document, the information available was not sufficient to determine the
parsing mode unambiguously, because:

*                                     the MIME Media Type (text/html) can be
used for XML or SGML document types 

*                                     No known Document Type could be
detected 

*                                     No XML declaration (e.g <?xml
version="1.0"?>) could be found at the beginning of the document. 

As a default, the validator is falling back to SGML mode.

Can you please help????????????

 

Best regards

 

 

Brian Peckham

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