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Re: [ANN] Beta test of the W3C Markup Validator (0.7.0 beta 1)

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 14:06:12 +0100
Message-ID: <42D3C044.6020504@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Produces very odd diagnostics indeed, Olivier :

http://validator.w3.org:8001/check?uri=http://www.rhul.ac.uk/ ->

	Unknown Document Type and Parse Mode!

	The MIME Media Type (text/html) for this document is used to serve
	both SGML and XML based documents, and no DOCTYPE Declaration was
	found to disambiguate it. Parsing will continue in SGML mode and
	with a fallback DOCTYPE similar to HTML 4.01 Transitional.

	This page is not Valid -//RHBNC//DTD HTML 4.01 Augmented//EN!

1) If there was no DOCTYPE declaration, how does it know that it
    should be -//RHBNC//DTD HTML 4.01 Augmented//EN

    I should add that it commences :

	  1: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//RHBNC//DTD HTML 4.01 Augmented//EN"
	  2: 	"http://www.rhul.ac.uk/shared/dtds/HTML-4.01-Augmented.dtd"
	  3: >


	Below are the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser.

    	1. Warning Line 76 column 27: cannot generate system identifier for general entity "nbsp".

                       <td>&nbsp;<a target="_top" href="/" onMouseOut="MM_swapImg

2) This diagnostic is not issued by the current validator :

	http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.rhul.ac.uk/

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 12 July 2005 13:09:13 GMT

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