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Re: -//W3C/DTD XHTML gives no error in Markup validator 0.80 ?

From: Marc Gueury <mgueury@skynet.be>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:33:25 +0200
Message-ID: <46C55D55.9070508@skynet.be>
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Hi Olivier,

Your analysis is exactly the same than mine:
- I have included the 2 catalogs xml.soc, sgml.soc with the extension
- I have a problem because of a lack of proxy in OpenSP.
- And I can't do anything about it
except
- fixing OpenSP myself, but it would take too much time. Opensp code is 
really hard to read due to the way the strings are handled inside.
   I did already an addition OpenSP code to replace "onsgmls" with 
something compatible with firefox code. It was really hard to do and it 
is far from perfect.
- or sending a mail to opensp mailing list. I will try this, let'see 
what happens.

Thanks a lot for your answer ! It allows me to understand better what I 
can do !

Marc

olivier Thereaux wrote:
> Hi Marc,
>
> Revisiting this mail thread today, I realized I may have misunderstood 
> that your extension didn't have a catalog. re-reading it, I now seem 
> to understand that you do have a catalog (you mention xml.soc)? 
> Anyway, looking at the proxy issue...
>
> On Aug 12, 2007, at 20:43 , Marc Gueury wrote:
>> The reason is because OpenSP lack of proxy support.
>
>> -//W3C/DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN does not allow me to find the DTD. 
>> And I can not get the 
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd from internet since 
>> I can not explain to OpenSP to use the proxy settings of Firefox.
>>
>> So here are my questions
>> --------------------------
>> 1) Is my analysis wrong, and is there really no way to make OpenSP 
>> work behind a proxy server ?
>
> have you tried setting the environment variable HTTP_PROXY and see if 
> opensp groks it?
>
> http://openjade.sourceforge.net/doc-1.5.1/ideas.htm mentions "Allow 
> for HTTP proxy." in the ideas for improvement, but that document is 
> outdated, so there's a chance.
>
> However, doing a quick grep on the source for
> OpenSP-1.5.2% grep -i HTTP_PROXY * */*
> ... yields nothing.
>
> I guess you could ask the openjade mailing-list for a definitive 
> answer, just in case.
>
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openjade/
>
>> 2) Does one of you have a idea how to solve my problem ? Or is there 
>> none.
>
> A hack would probably, on the fly, go fetch the DTD via mozilla's API, 
> add it in a .soc catalogue on the fly, and use that local version. Not 
> sure if that's a good idea, but that's all I can think of right now.
>
>> 3) Another independent question just for my curiosity: Because you do 
>> accept that DTD are taken from internet, do you also accept other 
>> DTDs that are not written by W3c ??  For example, somebody doing his 
>> own version of HTML ? (ex HTML + some new tags)
>
> yes. see the somewhat infamous:
> http://www.w3.org/Style/
> and pass it through the validator.
>
> The markup validator will go fetch DTDs if it doesn't have them in its 
> catalogue, but the "pretty" print name of the document type detected 
> is reserved for standardized languages.
>
> --olivier
>
>
>
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