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Has there been a change i the Validator

From: Bruce Moffett <bmoffett@mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 17:21:56 -0500
Message-ID: <000601c49e97$1319e150$0100a8c0@HP>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
I am working my way through a "how to" book titled "HTML Complete Course".  When I first started the book I was able to validate pages at http://validator.w3.org/ as I went along.  A few days ago I tried to validate a page and received the following message:

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 then tried pages which previously validated with no problem but now every page gets the same message - even the ones that are on the CD that came with the book.

This is a sample of one page I tried to validate:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<title>Page Title</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

Add body content here.

..css pages validate with no problem or give the appropriate error messages.

Was there a change in the validator?


Bruce Moffett

Received on Monday, 20 September 2004 20:58:18 UTC

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