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Re: [VE][143] not found in search

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:28:58 +0000
Message-ID: <4980DC2A.6080009@dorward.me.uk>
To: Lorna Fear <lfear@garlic.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Lorna Fear wrote:
>
> Validating http://infraredmagic.com/
> Error [143]: "value of fixed attribute X not equal to default"
>
> A magazine article and some non-profit flyers just came out with this 
> URL and Id love to be able to fix it soon. This is just the first of 
> 989 violations. Im using Publisher 2003. Now you know Im broke!
>
The basic problem is that Publisher seems to have generated something
that isn't HTML. It looks to be some XML language that is a hybrid of
Microsoft document formats and HTML. Possibly something designed to let
Publisher documents be viewed in Internet Explorer - the page won't even
render in my copy of Firefox.

For an XHTML document, the namespace should be set with
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml". In your example, the complaint is
about it using the URI for the HTML 4.01 recommendation - which is odd
to say the least, since HTML 4.01 isn't an XML language.

I would extract the text and any graphics, then mark it up from scratch
rather then letting Publisher anywhere near it.

(Please direct responses to the www-validator mailing list and not
directly to me, thanks)

-- 
David Dorward
http://dorward.me.uk/
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 22:30:07 GMT

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