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re: CSS Validator

From: Shane Beasley <sbeasley@eecs.uic.edu>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 01:59:31 -0500 (CDT)
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0105060130210.16733-100000@oscar.eecs.uic.edu>
To whom it may concern:

My name is Shane Beasley, and I am the webmaster for the student chapter
of the Association for Computing Machinery at the University of Illinois
at Chicago. I use both the W3C HTML Validator and the W3C CSS Validator to
insure compliance with the HTML and CSS standards.

I am currently drafting a new version of our website and hope to move to
the W3C XHTML 1.0 standard at this time. However, it seems that the CSS
Validator does not like something about my content (or the server hosting
it), as it continues to issue the following error message:

	Please, validate your XML document first!

	Line 1 

	Column 3 

	The markup declarations contained or pointed to by the document
	type declaration must be well-formed.

The HTML Validator (validator.w3.org) says that my document is well-formed
and valid XHTML. Since the CSS Validator disagrees, I created a file on my
server from the example from section 3.1.1 of the XHTML specification,
which should most definitely be well-formed:

	http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#strict

When passed to the CSS Validator as a text area, this example causes no
problems. However, when the URI to the file on my server is given, I once
again receive the above error. I really have no explanation for this. The
CSS Validator has no problems with the HTML 4 pages on our site; the XHTML
pages seem to be the only ones causing this error.

For your convenience, I am keeping this file available on my web server at
this location in the hopes that you can determine why the CSS Validator
has a problem with it:

	http://acm.eecs.uic.edu/xhtml-3_1_1.html

Everything I have tried to rectify the problem has failed, which is why I
hope that you can make more sense out of this than I could. Good luck!

Regards,

Shane Beasley <sbeasley@eecs.uic.edu>
Web Developer / System Administrator
Student Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery
University at Illinois at Chicago
Received on Sunday, 6 May 2001 02:59:48 GMT

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