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Validator Trouble

From: Cory S <veneno-games@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:09:49 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY109-W41F470EA4204DB2BE4621286550@phx.gbl>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

When checking the FRC Robotics website I'm making (http://www.othsrobotics.ca), I ran into some issues with the validator. As you might be aware, the First Robotics Competition holds a website competition for its teams. One aspect of this competition is to be validated by the W3C validator. However, there are a few issues I think are issues with the validator, and/or don't know how to fix them.

A few examples of some issues:

        1) Line 46, Column 35:
        Attribute "ALIGN" is not a valid attribute. Did you mean "align"?
This doesn't make any sense whatsoever. As you can see in the source, and in this error message, what I wrote was obviously correct, as it states align!=align, which it obviously is. This problem is seen throughout the document for WIDTH, HEIGHT, etc.

2) Line 36, Column 7:
        end tag for element "HEAD" which is not open
If you check the source, the element <head> was actually open... This also happens with <center> and <param> later in the document.

3)         Line 134, Column 98:
        general entity "hl" not defined and no default entity

In the validator, you'll notice that this problem is being mentioned inside of an embedded youtube video url, meaning that it shouldn't be being validated. This happens quite a few times every time I link a youtube video.

4)         Line 173, Column 4:
        NET-enabling start-tag requires SHORTTAG YES

When I state <br/>, it finds an error for it, even though it is the correct html code for line break.

5) Line 195, Column 427:
        non SGML character number 146
When I state the character " in my text and paragraphs, it finds it an error for some reason. When I try 34& (the html term for " ), it only ends up messing with the page.

If you can get back to me with a way to fix these problems, which I'm sure a few of them shouldn't be actual errors, it would be greatly appreciated.

The contest ends February 16th and I need my website to be validated by then.

-Cory Sulpizi, Web Admin for Team 1334 Robotics
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Received on Thursday, 4 February 2010 11:20:40 UTC

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