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Re: Unusual validation errors on <link>

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 10:09:14 +0100
To: Edmund Rhudy <erhudy@chutwig.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1097399354.8955.3.camel@cyberman>

On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 06:49, Edmund Rhudy wrote:
> I've been trying to press an XHTML 1.1 strict page, located at 
> http://www.chutwig.com/proto/index.html

There is no such language as XHTML 1.1 Strict, your Doctype is
non-standard and thus the validator is trying to parse the XML DTD under
SGML rules (as it doesn't recognise it).

Try a real Doctype: http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

I also suggest using XHTML 1.0 (or HTML 4.01 if you have no need for XML
features) rather then XHTML 1.1 since you "SHOULD NOT" serve 1.1 as
text/html and "SHOULD" serve it as application/xhtml+xml which causes a
number of browsers which can't handle XHTML to prompt the user to
download it instead of displaying it (e.g. MSIE).


David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Sunday, 10 October 2004 09:10:14 UTC

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