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RE: Invalid documents coming back as valid

From: Benjamin Higgins <bhiggins2@seattletimes.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:57:31 -0700
Message-ID: <89ECDF0F8AE50C458A342C4C4F8CB84202B64405@PEXCHVD.seatimes.com>
To: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>

I figured it out.  I believe that OpenSP 1.5.1 is not sufficient.
OpenSP 1.5.2 is required (the validator installation page just says
anything above 1.5, this maybe should be updated).  After I had that
installed, and rebuilt the latest SGML::Parser::OpenSP, everything
worked fine.

Also, OpenJade/OpenSP's project page lists 1.5.1 as the latest stable
release, but I don't think this is accurate as 1.5.2 is available via
their SourceForge project page.  So the instructions may want to link to
the SourceForge download page instead of their main project page.


-----Original Message-----
From: olivier Thereaux [mailto:ot@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:56 PM
To: Benjamin Higgins
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: Invalid documents coming back as valid

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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