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improvements / win9x

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <hoermi@arcormail.de>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 21:51:12 +0200
Message-ID: <002601be9be7$aff12640$c7e0a8c0@de>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Hi,

I get an error when i try to run the check script for the lines

# kludge for other DOS users with CRLFs
for (@file) {
    s/+$//;
    print CHECKER $_, "\n";
}

the following output is given:
"/+$/: ?+*{} follows nothing in regexp at check line 494."

I think s/\+$//; would be better.

IIRC Win9x does not support piping STDERR to a file (NT does -> posix support)
so the line

$command  = "$codeconv $sp -E0 $xmlflags $catalog $decl";

should become

$command  = "$codeconv $sp -f$temp -E0 $xmlflags $catalog $decl";

and

open( CHECKER, "| $command - >$temp.esis 2>$temp" )
 || die "couldn't open checker: $!";

becomes

open( CHECKER, "| $command - >$temp.esis" )
 || die "couldn't open checker: $!";

This will offer more compatibility th the main script.

So and now i've got one more problem. Before and after changing the script,
Win98 won't validate my HTML Files like it should. I changed all the paths and
so on (btw: on NT it is working) but it always tells me, that the document is
valid html, even if it isn't.

NSGMLS is not the problem. It writes the output to the $temp errorfile.

open( ERRORS, "< $temp" )       || die "couldn't open checker results: $!";
@errors = <ERRORS>;
close( ERRORS )                 || die "couldn't close checker results: $!";

isn't the problem too, cause a "print @errors" shows the errors too. I don't
know where to search the bug (?).

Would be nice, if i get some help, because i'm writing on a HOWTO on installing
the Validator on win32 machines.

regards,
 Bjoern, Germany
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