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RE: Validator Trouble

From: Tatham Oddie <tatham@oddie.com.au>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 22:33:43 +1100
To: "'Cory S'" <veneno-games@hotmail.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <012101caa58d$e984b280$bc8e1780$@com.au>
Hi Cory,

 

These are actually all issues in the source, although relatively hard to
pick up.

 

In this case the error messaging really isn't helping you too much.

 

Give me a few mins and I'll have a more complete response for you with what
you need to do.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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From: www-validator-request@w3.org [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Cory S
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2010 1:10 PM
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Validator Trouble

 

When checking the FRC Robotics website I'm making
(http://www.othsrobotics.ca <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.

Thanks,
-Cory Sulpizi, Web Admin for Team 1334 Robotics

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