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Re: CSS Validator works by HTTP Address - Not by Local file

From: Kravvitz <Kravvitz@DynamicSiteSolutions.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 00:33:38 -0400
Message-ID: <429551A2.3010608@DynamicSiteSolutions.com>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
CC: ILV Correspondence <correspond@innerlightvision.com>

Dear Mr. Warbinek,

That is not an error with the validator. That is a feature. If you tried 
validating your CSS file directly, instead of validating it by having 
the CSS Validator find the CSS that is linked to and embedded in your 
X/HTML page, you would get this same message.

It's not really an error message anyway, it's merely a reminder that you 
should use valid X/HTML with your valid CSS.

-- Kravvitz

ILV Correspondence wrote:

> Dear Sir/Madam:
> This e-mail is to let you know that your Internet Online CSS validator 
> works when checking a file located by HTTP, but does not work well 
> when accessing a local file on my hard drive.
> I tried this by checking the exact same file on my hard drive compared 
> to the same file located at my web site. Your validator confirmed the 
> CSS was correct when checking the HTTP location, but claimed errors in 
> the local file <head> tag by saying -
> /"To work as intended, your CSS style sheet needs a correct document 
> parse tree. This means you should use //valid HTML/ 
> <http://validator.w3.org/>/."/ 
> It seems that the online validator has a problem with accessing the 
> local file properly. It may be because I use a router that has a fire 
> wall. Although the validator confirmed other CSS errors with the local 
> file, apart from the error listed above, and when the other CSS errors 
> were corrected, they no longer showed up. I am not sure why this 
> oddity occurs, but I thought I would let you know.
> Sincerely
> Mark Warbinek 
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2005 04:31:31 UTC

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