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Re: Problem with Validator

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 09:36:03 +0900
Message-Id: <11F6206B-FC78-11D8-AACC-000A95E54002@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: robert_schopp@us.ibm.com
Hello Robert,

I am short of time right now to investigate and answer, but here's a  
first guess.

On Sep 2, 2004, at 5:37, robert_schopp@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Hello All - I installed the W3C HTML Validator v0.6.7 on a RedHat 9  
> system using the tarball downloads.  When I validate a small html  
> file, the first two (of many) errors are
>
> ********************
> Line 2, column 38: URL not supported by this version
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
>  Line 2, column 38: DTD did not contain element declaration for  
> document type name
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
>  ********************

This definitely sounds like an openSP issue. Which version do you have?

Also, the first web search result when querying "URL not supported by  
this version" is a thread on sourceforge about openjade (opensp):
	http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php? 
thread_id=3362887&forum_id=2436

> The SGML Library path in validator.conf is pointing to the correct  
> /sgml-lib directory, and the loose.dtd file is in the proper  
> subdirectory.

hmm okay, so that may rule out configuration issues. You may want to  
try to append the debug options to the validation URI, as explained  
here:
	http://validator.w3.org/docs/install#install-troubleshoot

This might give you extra info on what's going wrong. This option will  
make the validator output the command to call openSP, trying that  
command from a shell may give hints too.

HTH,
-- 
olivier
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2004 00:36:23 GMT

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