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Re: w3c online test put junk in code

From: David Bryant <davidbryant@att.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 19:23:15 -0700
Message-ID: <3E655F93.8030001@att.net>
To: pinkalls <pinkalls@cox.net>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

pinkalls wrote:

> Can someone help me.  I used the online test at 
> http://validator.w3.org/ to validate a web page (using the address 
> fill-in-blank).  It ended up putting the following code at the 
> beginning of my html and no matter what I try to get rid of it, it 
> still stays in there.  I've even deleted the whole file and then 
> re-uploaded a new file that doesn't have the junk in it....but it 
> still shows up.
> <html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" 
> xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" 
> xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

Hi, Michelle!

Can you supply a few more details? Who's hosting your site? What kind of 
software is running there? Are you running Windows on your PC? If so, what
flavor of Windows is it? Oh ... where is your web site? People might be 
able to
help out more if they could go there themselves and poke around a little 

What HTML authoring tools are you using? Have you looked at the file on your
own hard disk using a simple utility like Notepad? Or are you looking at 
it through
some sort of HTML-specific editor like Front Page?

I'm really just guessing, but I don't think the W3C server did it to 
you. I'd suspect
your own hosting software first.  dcb

PS I'm no expert, but I looked up xmlns and it stands for xml NameSpace. 
appears to be a proposed method for setting up some abbreviations that 
can be
used elsewhere in a document. I'd almost bet money that you're using some
sort of Microsoft software -- or your web hoster is -- that's inserting 
this line
Received on Tuesday, 4 March 2003 21:25:38 UTC

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