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Re: Validator output doesn't validate

From: The Jabberwock <jabberwock@tenebrous.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 02:25:04 -0400
Message-ID: <46A83E40.2080506@tenebrous.com>
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: Chris Pederick <website@chrispederick.com>, "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>

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That's very interesting! Thank you for the heads up, and your expedient
response.

Take care
- -Michael

olivier Thereaux wrote:
> Hi Michael, hi Chris.
> 
> On Jul 26, 2007, at 05:41 , Michael Behan wrote:
>> Hello. I use the firefox web-developer toolbar along with the shortcut
>> ctrl+shift+a to post the current page to the validator.
>>
>> I noticed that in one case, the output of the validator was itself
>> invalid. Here is what I did:
>>
>> 1) I visited http://www.ddna.org/
> 
> OK. Let's call this "page 1"
> 
>> 2) hit ctrl+shift+a
>> Came up valid
> 
> OK, so far so good. Let's call this result document "page 2".
> Its URI is http://validator.w3.org/check and it has been accessed
> through POSTing the content.
> 
>> 3) Hit ctrl+shift+a again on the w3.org validation results page
> 
> What I have trouble understanding here is that the source shown in the
> result is not at all the content of page 2. I thought "validate local
> content" was uploading the actual content of the page to the validator,
> apparently here that's not the case.
> 
> It looks as though the second time around, instead of posting the
> content of page 2, the toolbar requested validation of
> http://validator.w3.org/check. This is not the behavior expected from
> "validate local content".
> 
> http://validator.w3.org/check, when called with GET and with no
> parameter, is an error page saying "please give me something to
> validate". What you spotted is that this page is not valid. I will fix it.
> 
> I am copying the mail to the developer of the mozilla toolbar (Hi
> Chris!), in case he knows what's going on with "validate local content".
> 
> regards,
> --olivier
> 
> 

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