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Re: Problem with Validator

From: <robert_schopp@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 10:59:29 -0400
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF711A4D71.6938A37C-ON85256F03.004EC5AD-85256F03.00526DC3@lotus.com>
Hi Oliver, thanks for your reply.  I agree, that message you linked to 
does make is sound like an openSP issue.  However, the SGML Parser 
parameter points to /usr/local/bin/onsgmls and when I run ./onsgmls 
-version on it the version shows 1.5.1.  I did originally have a version 
issue (it was 1.3.4) and the validator wouldn't produce any output.  Once 
I pointed validator to the 1.5.1 version of the parser, it produced the 
output I pasted in the original email.

Running onsgmls from the command line against index.html, using the 
catalog file from the validator directory outputted no errors.

As for the debug options, I just can't get them to work.  In the URL to 
validate field I enter:

http://server.com/index.html&debug=1&errors=1&esis=1&verbose=1

and this returns a 404 not found error.  The server is definitly up and 
running on our intranet.  .

bob




olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> 
Sent by: www-validator-request@w3.org
09/01/2004 08:36 PM

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Re: Problem with Validator






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


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