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Re: Using local Validator

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 14:22:57 -0400
Message-Id: <7BB1188E-E87E-4DCB-93BB-FBF2D3C6D841@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Allan Smith <webmanager@telfordsteamrailway.co.uk>

Hi Allan,

On Oct 31, 2007, at 06:08 , Allan Smith wrote:
> How does the local validator cope with the external references in such
> constructs as:-
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
> 	"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
>
> <html lang="en" xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
>
> Are these statements just checked for their presence or does the local
> validator try to access them?

For almost all the standardized document types, the validator has a  
local copy of all the necessary files. It should be able to function  
properly without getting out of the local network. If you find any  
instance where that is not the case, please report it to us, so that  
we can fix it in the validator.

A few signs that the validator may be looking for a DTD, and failing:
* it takes a long time to process the validation (because the  
validator waits for a timeout)
* and/or the validator displays an error about not finding the proper  
DTD
* and/or validation fails with errors for every single element or  
attribute

Thanks
-- 
olivier
Received on Thursday, 1 November 2007 18:23:06 GMT

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