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Validate by file upload

From: Anne Alexander <anne.alexander@att.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 12:56:30 -0500
Message-ID: <000301c4b3a9$8374c790$0100a8c0@OFFICE>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

I have been trying unsuccessfully to validate pages on my hard drive by file 
upload.  I keep getting the same message.  I have no idea how to configure 
my browser so it will allow my pages to be validated .  It won't even 
validate pages that I had previously validated using this service. I can 
validate by URL, but I prefer to validate before I upload the file.

I'm using WindowsXP Professional with  Service Pack2 and Internet Explorer 2 
(also with Service Pack 2).

Here is the beginning of the page code:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<html lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta name="description" content="Alexander's Camper Sales in Bloomington, 
Indiana: dealer for CoverMaster truck caps, truck accessories, hitches and 
<meta name="author" content="Anne Alexander">
<meta name="generator" content="NotePad">

       <title>Alexander's Camper Sales: Truck Accessories and Hitches, 
CoverMaster Truck Caps and Tonneaus, and Trailers</title>

<link rel=stylesheet type="text/css" href="acs.css">

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript" src="acs.js"></script>


This is the message I get:

Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its content type is 
text/plain, which is not currently supported by this service.

The Content-Type field is sent by your web server (or web browser if you use 
the file upload interface) and depends on its configuration. Commonly, web 
servers will have a mapping of filename extensions (such as ".html") to MIME 
Content-Type values (such as text/html).

I can't find any information about how to correct the problem.  Any help 
would be much appreciated.

Received on Saturday, 16 October 2004 18:03:55 UTC

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