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after installing personal validator, cannot validate xhtml

From: john gale <john@smadness.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:24:24 -0700
Message-Id: <01C88EED-669C-403D-A6D6-216F3CA81DF5@smadness.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hey all ~

I succeeded in installing a personal copy of the W3C validator on a Mac OS X Server.

I've found, however, that it cannot seem to validate any XHTML (1.0 strict, transitional, 1.1)

Even validating by source something as simple as the following header:

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

(which, of course, gives two errors of not having any content in the http://validator.w3.org), creates a whole slew of errors saying things like the following:

Line 120, Column 23: reference to non-SGML character
Line 33, Column 35: omitted tag minimization parameter can be omitted only if OMITTAG NO is specified
Line 40, Column 20: duplicate definition of attribute "XMLNS"
Line 40, Column 20: character ":" invalid: only "CDATA", "ENTITIES", "ENTITY", "ID", "IDREF", "IDREFS", "NAME", "NAMES", "NMTOKEN", "NMTOKENS", "NOTATION", "NUMBER", "NUMBERS", "NUTOKEN", "NUTOKENS" and parameter separators allowed
...

This leads me to suspect that possibly, my installation of SGML is behind, or out of date.  Yet I thought I had installed the latest versions when installing the personal W3C validator just a few weeks ago.

Has anyone run into anything like this?

thanks,

	~ john
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 20:24:54 GMT

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