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markup validator windows install problems

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:50:43 +0900
To: Allan Smith <webmanager@telfordsteamrailway.co.uk>
Cc: 'www-validator Community' <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070925025043.GA10107@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007, Allan Smith wrote:
> A summary of my experiences installing a local copy of Validator on XP Pro
> with IIS

Thanks a lot for sharing and documenting your experience.
I hope we can help you through the last hoops, though...
> 2.	I followed instruction on
> http://validator.w3.org/docs/install_win.html and downloaded
> http://validator.w3.org/validator.tar.gz (the validator itself) and
> http://validator.w3.org/sgml-lib.tar.gz (the DTDs). I also downloaded
> ActivePerl (version 5.8) and the Perl modules ready-to-install in a single
> zip-file.

Did you also install the opensp parser? 

> 14.	I have been unable to track down the source of this error as all
> referenced files in the error exist in the paths as given and no-one on the
> validator email group has offered any suggestions that help to diagnose the
> problem. I do not have sufficient experience with Perl to investigate
> further. This error is NOT related to the way IIS serves the files and thus
> I can only conclude that the same problem would exist if Apache was used
> instead. 

Quite likely. I think the problem is with your perl install, but whether
it is just your installation or an incompatibility for all windows
machines is not clear yet.
> It is also interesting that advice was given that TEMP files are not used,
> yet are referred to in the OpenSP.pm has, at line 63. This could be a folder
> that does not exist, does not have a ‘valid’ Windows format patrh or has
> incorrect priviledges.

Ville clarified this. No need to blame misunderstandings on bad

I'm still hoping that the few people with a bit more experience with
perl on windows that the average person on this list will speak up -
possibly, so far, they have not looked at the (numerous and thus
offputting) IIS-themed threads. I'm changing the subject of this thread
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