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The error message for uploading a non html document

From: Dru Sellers <dsellers@chinaleads.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 08:40:31 -0400
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c42c54$d452aec0$6501a8c0@core2>
Try to upload a .txt file and validate it. This is the message I got.
 
 Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its content type is
text/plain, which is not currently supported by this service. 
 
No lets assume that the user had actually uploaded a HTML file but forgot to
set his Content-Type (HYPERLINK
"http://weblogs.asp.net/jkey/archive/2004/04/26/120689.aspx#FeedBack"http://
weblogs.asp.net/jkey/archive/2004/04/26/120689.aspx#FeedBack Real Example).
I would like to think that we could provide some better information to the
user.
 
My go at it,
 
Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its content tyoe is
text/plain, which is not currently supported by this service.
 
Accepted content types are:
 text/html 
 text/x-html 
{etc}
 
Please place this tag in your head section to inform us your choosen content
type
<HTML>
<HEAD>
 <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> 
</HEAD>
<BODY>
</BODY>
</HTML>
 
I had a hard time finding some good links about this topic on the w3 site
but I am sure there has to be something. Also you may want to include one of
your handy suggest a better error message things here.
 
Just my thoughts,
 
Dru Sellers

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