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"comment in parameter separator" is a DTD problem, not a markup problem

From: Lynx Kraaikamp <mrinitialman@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 03:03:04 -0700
Message-ID: <BAY116-DS10B049F4D4EBFD57C04D76CCA20@phx.gbl>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
I was checking the validity of the XML file at 
http://fba.furtopia.org/DataFiles/XML/2009_Games.xml, and I got seven 
warnings of the same type:  "comment in parameter separator".  Seek as I 
might, I could not understand the meaning of this; the comments mentioned 
were not in error, and some of the column numbers were higher than the 
character count of the text.

Eventually it dawned on me:  The lines listed were lines in which I'd placed 
comments in the DTD --  comments I had NOT used in any other DTD for this 
site, and the columns did make sense.  While the lines "showing" the error 
were from the XML file, the warning had nothing to do with said file -- and 
everything to do with the DTD, whose lines were not shown (if they were, the 
warnings would have instantly made sense)

I am not sure how to rectify such a situation, except to ask if there is a 
validator for DTDs. 
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 16:00:52 UTC

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