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Re: Comment/question about HTML validator response...

From: Jennifer Kucich <jlkucich@ucdavis.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 10:40:15 -0700
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
CC: "Engineeringweb - Rick, Jenny, Tom" <engineeringweb@ucdavis.edu>
Message-ID: <BF4F000F.BD6E%jlkucich@ucdavis.edu>

I was having that problem as well. The temporary solution for me was to
validate the style sheets directly. The validator seems to choke on any
characters encoded using & such as the &, non-breaking spaces, and the
copyright symbol. At first it only did this on password locked pages. Now it
is getting this error on public pages as well.

And I just went to test this again and it seems to be fixed now. But maybe
that will give you somewhere to start looking.

Jennifer

On 9/15/05 10:10 AM, "Burtin Hart" <beh@atac.com> wrote:

> Hello:
> 
> I used both the CSS and HTML validators recently, and I have a question
> about the wording and meaning of an apparently "boilerplate" statement that
> the CSS validator issues. My CSSs tested without errors or warnings, but I
> am wondering about the statement that the CSS validator displayed every
> time:
> 
> No error or warning found
> To work as intended, your CSS style sheet needs a correct document parse
> tree. This means you should use valid HTML.
> 
> I also tested my HTML and got no errors or warnings (image attached). Can
> you please clarify what the CSS statement means?
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Burtin Hart
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian B. Jacobs [mailto:ij@w3.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:58 AM
> To: Burtin Hart
> Cc: site-comments@w3.org
> Subject: RE: RE: Comment/question about HTML validator response...
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 09:33 -0700, Burtin Hart wrote:
>> Hello, Ian.
>> 
>> I have attached a screen shot of what I see when I test the HTML.
>> According to the validator, it is valid. The statement I am asking
>> about does not come from the HTML validator, it comes from the CSS
>> validator.
>> 
>> When I test the CSS, I get no errors or warnings. I just want to know
>> what the CSS validator means by:
>> 
>>> No error or warning found
>>> To work as intended, your CSS style sheet needs a correct document
>>> parse tree. This means you should use valid HTML.
>> 
>> If there are no errors or warnings in the CSS, and the HTML validates
>> without errors or warnings, why is the CSS validator commenting on the
>> already-validated HTML?
> 
> I suspect that the answer is that it's a reminder. But I agree that if it's
> a reminder in that particular context, it's confusing.
> 
> If you don't mind, would you send your question to the CSS validator mailing
> list? www-validator-css@w3.org
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> -Ian
> 
>> Thanks.
>> 
>> Burtin
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ian B. Jacobs [mailto:ij@w3.org]
>> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:58 AM
>> To: Burtin Hart
>> Cc: site-comments@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: RE: Comment/question about HTML validator response...
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 15:49 +0000, Burtin Hart wrote:
>>> Hello:
>>> 
>>> I am asking this question again, as I have not yet received a
>>> response
>>> to it.
>> 
>> Hi Burtin,
>> 
>> My guess would be that your document is invalid. What does the HTML
>> validator say exactly?
>> 
>>  _ Ian
>> 
>>> Thank you.
>>> 
>>> Burtin Hart
>>>  -----Original Message-----
>>> From:   Burtin Hart [mailto:beh@atac.com]
>>> Sent:   Thursday, September 08, 2005 4:15 PM
>>> To:     'site-comments@w3.org'
>>> Subject:        Comment/question about HTML validator response...
>>> 
>>> Hello:
>>> 
>>> I used both the CSS and HTML validators today, and I have a question
>>> about the wording and meaning of an apparently "boilerplate" statement
>>> that the CSS validator issues. My CSSs tested without errors or
>>> warnings, but I am wondering about the statement that was displayed
>>> every time:
>>> 
>>> No error or warning found
>>> To work as intended, your CSS style sheet needs a correct document
>>> parse tree. This means you should use valid HTML.
>>> 
>>> I also tested my HTML and got no errors or warnings. Can you please
>>> clarify what the statement means?
>>> 
>>> Thank you.
>>> 
>>> Burtin Hart
>>> 
> -- 
> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
> Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
> 
> 

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