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Re: Validating HTML Pages

From: <pdf@bizfon.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 11:38:05 -0400
To: "Lynda French" <canada20001@home.com>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256922.0055E2D0.00@Enterprise>


The "Congratulations..." you are seeing is because clicking on the logo passes
in the current URI to the validator (that being the page displaying the results
from your first validation attempt).  Your page is not valid... it seems to be
something wrong with the DTD you are trying to use.  I believe there are some
case sensitive issues.  Try this instead:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

and then try validating again.
-Peter Foti






"Lynda French" <canada20001@home.com> on 07/20/2000 12:38:34 AM

To:   www-validator@w3.org
cc:    (bcc: Peter Foti)

Subject:  Validating HTML Pages



Hi Gerald,

    I'm confused about something that's come up with the HTML Validation
service.

    I submitted a page (http://www.members.home.net/canada20001) and got the
response "Sorry, I can't validate this page" so I clicked on the validation logo
to get more information and got a new screen saying "Congratulations, this
document validates as HTML 4.0 Transitional!"

    I'm using deprecated tags in my pages because they work - once I can be sure
all the browsers are meeting the 4.0 standards I'll switch from <embed> to
<object> (for example) but for now I'm using the tags that will display all the
page elements.

    I'd like to post the validation logo but I'm concerned about that first
response. I have a lot of respect for the W3C and the work you are doing and
don't want to use something I'm not entitled to.

    I hope you can help me out on this. I do appreciate your time and I expect
you get tons of mail!

Thanks,
Lynda French






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