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Re: w3c online test put junk in code

From: Gannon J. Dick <gdick@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 22:29:15 -0600
Message-ID: <000c01c2e2cf$c7ee8340$2be54004@home2>
To: "David Bryant" <davidbryant@att.net>, "pinkalls" <pinkalls@cox.net>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>

Those are the standard namespaces for "HTML" documents created in MS Office.
It is 'markup' in that IE will display it as intended, but it is nowhere
near conformant to W3C Document Type Definitions.  Other browsers, Opera,
Netscape, Mozilla, Amaya etc. will probably try to render the page, but what
it will look like is anybody's guess ...
Gannon J. Dick
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bryant" <davidbryant@att.net>
To: "pinkalls" <pinkalls@cox.net>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: w3c online test put junk in code

> 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
> server
> 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
> bit.
> What HTML authoring tools are you using? Have you looked at the file on
> 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.
> That
> 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
> automatically.
Received on Tuesday, 4 March 2003 23:28:56 UTC

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