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[beta] The miracles of file uploads...

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 00:51:26 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <3f570db2.32621977@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Hi,

  I have a file:///c:/5.html document that reads

  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"> 
  <html><head><title></title></head><body>
  <p><img src="..." alt="..."></p></body></html>

I upload this using Mozilla 1.5a to the validator. There I get

  File:         5.html
  Content-Type: text/html
  Encoding:     utf-8
  Doctype:      HTML 4.01 Strict

Following that two pages of some "No Character Encoding Found! Falling
back to UTF-8." error message which I do not understand as Mozilla
obviously uploaded the document declaring utf-8 encoding (that's at
least what the validator says as quoted above)

Following that some odd note about some fussy mode which I do not
understand.

Than it says

  This Page Tentatively Validates As HTML 4.01 Strict (Tentatively
  Valid)!

I do not understand what's considered "tentative" here, my page
validates as HTML 4.01 Strict, period.

Then I get some odd message that reads

  Don't use "click here" as link text!

I do not do that!!1

Following that I get two pages of some "No Character Encoding Found!
Falling back to UTF-8." error message. Looks rather similar to the
message at the beginning of the results page...

Following that the validator talks again about this fussy thing.

Then it says

  The document located at <5.html>  was tentatively found to be Valid.
  That means it would validate as HTML 4.01 Strict if you updated the
  source document to match the options used (typically this message
  indicates that you used either the Document Type override or the
  Character Encoding override).

The 5.html link is interesting as it points to
http://validator.w3.org:8001/5.html which does not exist. I still do not
understand what's wrong with my document.

I originally intended to post the validator output as text message to
the list, I tried the ",text" link on the results page but the text
version contains two pages of links followed by

  Sorry, this type of [32]URI [33]scheme ("undefined") is not supported
  by this service. Please check that you entered the URI correctly.

I have no idea what this "undefined" scheme is supposed to be or how I
am responsible for this malfunction.

Originally I tried the file upload in Internet Explorer but it seems
that Internet Explorer is not supported by W3C, the results page at
least had some yellow text box which said something about Content-Type
unsupported -- I do not remember the text. I tried copy&paste but then
the box disappeared!??
Received on Saturday, 30 August 2003 18:51:46 GMT

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