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help with validator installation on Solaris 2.8 and apache 2.0.46

From: Ziying Sherwin <sherwin@lhc.nlm.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 15:05:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0308061505400.28987-100000@hume.nlm.nih.gov>

We are trying to install validator on our Solaris 2.8 machine with Apache 
2.0.46, perl 5.8.0, mod_perl 1.99_09, opensp 1.5 and sgml_lib. We copied the
configuration file validator.cfg to the proper location and modify the 
configuration settings to:

       Maintainer      <webmaster's email>
       Home Page       http://<hostname>/
       Msg FAQ URI     http://validator.w3.org/docs/errors.html
       Element Ref URI         http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/
       SGML Library    <path to the sgml library top-level directory>
       SGML Parser     /depot/bin/onsgmls
       Element Map     file://<path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/config/eref.cfg
       FPI to Text     file://<path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/config/fpis.cfg
       Error to URI    file://<path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/config/frag.cfg
       File Type       file://<path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/config/type.cfg
       Doctypes        file://<path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/config/doctypes.cfg
       Charsets        file://<path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/config/charset.cfg
       Tips DB         file://<path to validator_Dec2002/htdocs/config/tips.cfg
       Header          <path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/header.html
       Footer          <path to validator_Dec2002>/htdocs/footer.html

However, no matter what kind of html file we are checking, we are keeping 
getting error messages like:

   I was not able to extract a character encoding labeling from any of the valid sources for such information. Without encoding information it is impossible to validate
   the document. The sources I tried are: 

      The HTTP Content-Type field. 
      The XML Declaration. 
      The HTML "META" element. 

   And I even tried to autodetect it using the algorithm defined in Appendix F of the XML 1.0 Recommendation. 

   Since none of these sources yielded any usable information, I will not be able to validate this document. Sorry. Please make sure you specify the character
   encoding in use. 

while the result from the validator on your website is total different. 

Do you have any ideas what we did wrong to install this package?

Thanks in advance.
Ziying Sherwin and Rick Rodgers
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2003 16:28:37 UTC

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