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Re: Problem encountered

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:18:18 +1000
Message-ID: <4158E60A.1030509@iinet.net.au>
To: Mitchel88@aol.com
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Mitchel88@aol.com wrote:
> I am running Windows XP Pro...
> But when I validate the exact same files that are on my hard drive, I get  
> the response:
> "Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its content type is  
> text/plain...

> Are you aware of this problem and, if so, do you know why it's happening  and 
> how it can be remedied? 

Yes, it's a bug with service pack 2.  There is a temporary fix available 
using a registry hack [1], but it causes some other problems on the 
system, which means it can't be permanently applied.  The best solution, 
and indeed the recommended solution for anyone developing a website is 
to use a descent, standards compliant browser that does not suffer from 
the many bugs and excessive non-standard behaviour that IE has.  I 
recommend either Firefox [2] or Opera [3].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2004Sep/0054.html
[2] http://getfirefox.com/
[3] http://www.opera.com/

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Tuesday, 28 September 2004 04:21:24 UTC

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