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Re: Invalid documents coming back as valid

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 15:56:13 +0900
Message-Id: <A0A1355F-F69A-46B5-B21C-A5F9885CD907@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Benjamin Higgins <bhiggins2@seattletimes.com>

Hi Ben,

let's see if we can help you sort out the installation issues.

On Aug 16, 2007, at 06:18 , Benjamin Higgins wrote:
> Comparing the errors, I see immediately that all of mine begin with  
> "XML
> Parsing Error:".  It looks like w3c's output includes all of those
> errors, but has many more, for example, things like "required  
> attribute
> FOO not specified".

This means that the XML parser does report its errors, but the DTD  
base parser (opensp + SGML::Parser::OpenSP) does not.

A few questions:
* which version of the validator do you have?

* when did you download SGML::Parser::OpenSP from CVS?
The latest CVS version calls itself 0.100, I think

* any error in your web server logs that would help figure out why  
opensp messages don't get through?

* can you try running onsgmls (the binary for opensp) as follows?

onsgmls -wxml -wvalid -s -c [validator]/htdocs/sgml-lib/xml.soc <  

replacing [validator] with the path to your validator install.

> Anyone know what this indicates?
> Here's what I have installed:
> perl 5.8.5
> libxml2 2.6.29
> OpenSP 1.5.1
> SGML::Parser::OpenSP (latest from CVS, reports 0.99)
> XML::LibXML 1.63

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