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Re: I think your validator may be faulty ????

From: Greg Sabin <movingpictures4u@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 05:00:55 -0700 (PDT)
To: Drake Wilson <drake@begriffli.ch>
Cc: Terry Burns <terry.burns@trainingon.net>
Message-ID: <612272.7427.qm@web30607.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Well I usually just observe, the goings on and say nothing, but I do see a problem here, and not with the validator, after looking at your web site and the server programming it says it uses, it would seem your web site server is not secure acording to WHOIS domain database, I do know this can screw up google ownership verification.
  But, the bottem-line here is, if your renting a server, and its not sitting in a room in your building, where you can controll how its used, and what all goes into and what comes out of it, well then just say '' bloody hell thank you TUCOWS '', lol
  here is what is reporting on your web site, from the regesry data base.
          Current Registrar:  TUCOWS INC.     IP Address: (ARIN & RIPE IP search)     IP Location:  US(UNITED STATES)-CALIFORNIA-MONTEREY PARK     Record Type:  Domain Name     Server Type:  IIS 6     Lock Status:  clientTransferProhibited     Web Site Status:  Active     DMOZ   no listings     Y! Directory:   see listings     Secure:  No     E-commerce:  No     Traffic Ranking:  Not available     Data as of:  14-Jun-2005 
   Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
   Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
   Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net
   Name Server: NS4.DNSSERVER8.COM
   Name Server: NS5.DNSSERVER8.COM
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Status: clientUpdateProhibited
   Updated Date: 29-aug-2007
   Creation Date: 10-dec-2004
   Expiration Date: 10-dec-2008
  Just remember a server is like a child, if you teach it junk, well thats what comes back out.
  Greg Sabin

Drake Wilson <drake@begriffli.ch> wrote:
Quoth Terry Burns , on 2007-09-21 17:21:49 +0100:
> The address of the page being checked is
> http://www.trainingon.net/
> The error being reported is
> 1. ErrorLine 44, Column 286: there is no
> attribute "valign".
> ..8281250" alt="Expand Courses" valign="middle" />
> But, this text does not appear in the document at all. However, an element
> style style="vertical-align:middle" does exist and I think your parser is
> translating this and outputting the error shown.

The parser isn't translating anything. The server is returning
different content based on the declared User-Agent. If I request that
page with a Mozilla User-Agent header, it gives me XHTML 1.0
Transitional with various CSS. If I request it with a Lynx User-Agent
header I get a non-CSS version of some sort instead, which does in
fact include that text.

---> Drake Wilson

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