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Re: Reporting a Validator bug

From: Debbie Mitchell <debbiem@companyv.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:10:25 -0700
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: "John B. Robb" <johnbrobb@verizon.net>
Message-Id: <20100417005028.M75910@companyv.com>

Yes it error-ed out on me as well
 Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything
you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.2 Server at validator.w3.org Port 80





There are some errors in your html though:

You could look at defining styles and using background images for the spaces and lines required
you could do this with paragraph classes.  OR create images and left align them at the top of the paragraph


Errors I found

LINE  2  	 The natural primary language of a document should be identified. Consider using the "lang" and/or (for XHTML)
"xml:lang" attributes with the "html" tag to specify the language. For example, lang="en" for English or lang="fr" for
French. Note that the language may also be specified by the web server through HTTP headers in which case checkpoint 4.3
would be satisfied without the "lang" or "xml:lang" attributes.
 
LINE 68 	[HTML Tidy] replacing invalid numeric character reference 133
LINE 68 	Found an invalid character reference "…". Characters between 128 and 159 (inclusive) are typically Microsoft
specific and are reserved for control characters in the standard Internet character sets. They are undefined in HTML and
illegal in XHTML. Therefore they should not be used in HTML/XHTML documents. Consider using "…" instead. If, for some
reason, you still want to use character references 128-159, then you can set an option to allow them in the Validator
Engine Options.

LINE  78 	Found the character '>' with no previous character '<' to open the tag. The character '<' must appear before
each '>' to open a tag. If you actually want to use this character in the text portion of your document, then use the
character entity reference ">". Note, however, that using this reference is not technically necessary according to the
HTML specification (but it is highly recommended that you use it).

LINE 78 	Found the character '>' with no previous character '<' to open the tag. The character '<' must appear before
each '>' to open a tag. If you actually want to use this character in the text portion of your document, then use the
character entity reference ">". Note, however, that using this reference is not technically necessary according to the
HTML specification (but it is highly recommended that you use it).

LINE 663 	An "href", "id", or "name" attribute should normally be used with this "a" tag. If one of these attributes is
being set with a script, then consider the accessibility issues of requiring scripting. Disable this message if you do
not want to check for this.

LINE 664 	The attribute value "31px" for "height" contains the CSS unit "px". CSS units should only be used where CSS
syntax may be used. CSS syntax may not be used here. Try removing the "px".
 
LINE 671 	The "disable_script" element is not a recognized element. Is it misspelled?
LINE 683 	The "disable_script" element is not a recognized element. Is it misspelled?
LINE 691 	[7] The "height" and "width" attributes should be used with the "img" element. Using these attributes
generally result in faster and smoother (less jumpy) rendering. Using them is also considered to be good style. 

---------- Original Message ----------- 
 From: "John B. Robb" <johnbrobb@verizon.net> 
 To: <www-validator@w3.org> 
 Sent: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:17:15 -0400 
 Subject: Reporting a Validator bug

> I have a webpage (attached) with an extremely simple structure which the W3C Validator chokes on.  It is coded in
strict XHTML and I can get it validated clean if I break it up into small pieces.  It is unusual only in that it
contains a large number of "&nbsp;"s, which I need to control the exact spacing of an indented genealogical tree chart
(presented like an indented outline).  Any suggestions would be appreciated. 
>   
> John Robb 
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