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RE: Local Validator in XP - If no one has any suggestions I am going to give up

From: Allan Smith <webmanager@telfordsteamrailway.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 17:21:42 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c7fdfd$d42c1340$0600000a@Atlantis>

One final attempt - before I give up

I know that the 'use Encode::JIS2K' generates an error and I have this
commented out. I used this, without commenting it out, as a 'debug' tool

Placing this line before "use SGML::Parser::OpenSP      qw();"
generates the expected JIS2k error
placing it after "use SGML::Parser::OpenSP      qw();"

Can't load 'D:/perl/site/lib/auto/SGML/Parser/OpenSP/OpenSP.dll' for module
SGML::Parser::OpenSP: load_file:The specified module could not be found at
D:/perl/site/lib/XSLoader.pm line 64. at
D:/perl/site/lib/SGML/Parser/OpenSP.pm line 18

Other than this being a windows system so / should be \
'D:/perl/site/lib/auto/SGML/Parser/OpenSP/OpenSP.dll' exists

Line 18 in OpenSP.pm is
XSLoader::load('SGML::Parser::OpenSP', $VERSION);
And $VERSION is defined in line 15 as
our $VERSION = '0.99';

A comment next to lin64 is XSLoader says
    # Many dynamic extension loading problems will appear to come from
    # this section of code: XYZ failed at line 123 of DynaLoader.pm.
    # Often these errors are actually occurring in the initialisation
    # C code of the extension XS file. Perl reports the error as being
    # in this perl code simply because this was the last perl code
    # it executed.

SO - what exactly is going wrong?
What is it that XSLoader cannot load? 

Or per the comment is this a red herring - if so what do I do next?

?do I need to do anything about OpenSP version 0.99 or 1.5.2?

http://validator.w3.org/docs/install.html says
The SGML parser we're currently using is OpenSP 1.5.2, which can be found on
the OpenJade home page. Note that the validator will not work with any
version of OpenSP earlier than 1.5.2. 

It also says
The only current exception is SGML::Parser::OpenSP, for which at this point
in time the development version of the validator requires a not-yet-released
version, which can be downloaded and installed from SourceForge. First make
sure to have OpenSP installed, then get the latest revision of the source
code for SGML::Parser::OpenSP from CVS, and follow these installation steps,
as root:

perl Makefile.PL 
make test 
make install 
This should give you a working SGML::Parser::OpenSP. Just then proceed to
install the other required perl modules through CPAN.

(I have downloaded nmake for make on windows into the perl/bin folder, but
no clues are given as to where to put/unzip the 1..5.2 source file after
download before 'make' is run!!!)

However the "... packed  ready-to-install <a
href="http://www.myhpi.de/~dtibbe/download/ppm.zip">in a single
zip-file</a>, (courtesy of the guide's author)." As indicated in
http://validator.w3.org/docs/install_win.html includes OpenSP
and examining the SGML-Parser-OpenSP.tar.gz I find it contains 'osp152.dll'

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-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Nikita The Spider The Spider
Sent: 22 September 2007 18:35
To: Allan Smith
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: SGML-Parser-OpenSP module

On 9/22/07, Allan Smith <webmanager@telfordsteamrailway.co.uk> wrote:
> Possibly trying to use wrong
> SGML-Parser-OpenSP module
> The one in the "... packed  ready-to-install <a
> href="http://www.myhpi.de/~dtibbe/download/ppm.zip">in a single
> zip-file</a>, (courtesy of the guide's author)." Is version
> SGML-Parser-OpenSP version 0.99

Hi Allan,
I've never installed the validator on Windows, but OpenSP 0.99 is
quite old and the results of validating with that will be less
valuable than validating with the current version. Installing OpenSP
and the W3's validator yourself is a little more time-consuming,  but
worth the effort.

You can download OpenSp from here:

In my install I see a file called "build-win32.bat" that looks like it
might be helpful to you.

And here's the validator source:

Good luck!

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Received on Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:22:04 UTC

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