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From: James Tiebout <tebodesigns@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:23:16 -0500
Message-id: <8E20C78B-64D7-48D0-908C-EE494480F777@mac.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
God morning

I have been working on a website this morning using the markup  
validation service by upload from my computer. There seems to be some  
kind of issue, as pages that were marked as valid strict html come  
back with the following error messages. Then I get them to revalidate  
by restarting firefox and work on new pages and then the same thing  
happens with old and new pages not validating. It is checking my page  
as  uft-f , 4.01 Transitional  through the detect automatically  
settings and I am using strict html as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

I really appreciate the service you offer at this site and have found  
it helpful when building websites. I hope this information is useful  
if there is a problem on the site.
thanks for your help

  No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8.

None of the standards sources gave any information on the character  
encoding labeling for this document. Without encoding information it  
is impossible to reliably validate the document. As a fallback  
solution, the "UTF-8" encoding was used to read the content and  
attempt to perform the validation, but this is likely to fail for all  
non-trivial documents.

Read the FAQ entry on character encoding for more details and pointers  
on how to fix this problem with your document.

  Unable to Determine Parse Mode!

The validator can process documents either as XML (for document types  
such as XHTML, SVG, etc.) or SGML (for HTML 4.01 and prior versions).  
For this document, the information available was not sufficient to  
determine the parsing mode unambiguously, because:

the MIME Media Type (text/html) can be used for XML or SGML document  
No known Document Type could be detected
No XML declaration (e.g <?xml version="1.0"?>) could be found at the  
beginning of the document.
No XML namespace (e.g <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"  
xml:lang="en">) could be found at the root of the document.
As a default, the validator is falling back to SGML mode.

  No Character encoding declared at document level

No character encoding information was found within the document,  
either in an HTML meta element or an XML declaration. It is often  
recommended to declare the character encoding in the document itself,  
especially if there is a chance that the document will be read from or  
saved to disk, CD, etc.

See this tutorial on character encoding for techniques and explanations.

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Validation Output: 1 Error

  Line 1, Column 1: end of document in prolog

This error may appear when the validator receives an empty document.  
Please make sure that the document you are uploading is not empty, and  
report any discrepancy.

James Tiebout

TEBO Designs, Inc.
4916 Kelvin Drive
Houston, TX 77005
Received on Saturday, 5 June 2010 20:06:17 UTC

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