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comments on check for SuSE 9.0

From: Thomas Straus <straus@na.astro.it>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 11:38:20 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1073558300.30879.26.camel@pc203.na.astro.it>

Hi there,

I'm not asking for help, this are just a few notes which might be of
interest to somebody! Sorry if I'm writing useless stuff ...

I already had changed a local copy of check (version 1.321) which worked
as command (not CGI script) on local files which I used in my pipe which
builds up my site (it checks HTML and puts in the HTML logo if correct,
before pushing the file to the site). After some difficulties on my PC,
I've upgraded now to SuSE 9.0 AND I HAD DIFFICULTIES IN GETTING IT
WORKING AGAIN!

I'm rather sure this regards even the newest (AND UNCHANGED!!) version
of check, so it might be interesting to someone of you.

1) The -T switch had to be removed as it got warnings on the open3 call
which pipes the file into the OpenSP command. The result was not an
error, but an INVALID HTML DOCUMENT without results from the parser!

2) At the very end I found a problem in the OpenSP on my system, i.e.
the result IS ALWAYS an uncorrect document if read from standard input,
even if the result is ok WHEN READ AS FILE! I have no explanation for
that. I even tried to compile onsgmls by hand again, but I failed to.

So, might be someone else finds a problem like this. In this case, try
running the onsgmls command by hand. If parsing a file is ok and parsing
standard input not, you have the same problem like me. My version of
onsgmls (version 1.5) came with the system!

At the moment, my only workaround is to catch the standard input, which
normally goes to the open3 pipe, to a file and pass that to onsgmls
instead of standard input. Not nice, but it works!

Thanks for writing the nice validator!!

Thomas

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