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w3c svg validator broken?

From: Emile <emile.peek@zonnet.nl>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:37:39 +0200
Message-ID: <5163D353.9040803@zonnet.nl>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Dear Sir,

http://www.commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LA_County_Incorporated_Areas_Beverly_Hills_highlighted.svg

I have tried to fix the validation of the svg-file mentioned above.
I fixed it in inkscape. I did a validation test with the w3c validator 
and the file turned out to be *valid.*

I uploaded the file to Wikimedia Commons.
To check whether or not some errors were made during upload, I pressed 
the link in the template {{InvalidSVG}} on the Wikimedia-page. This time 
the site reported that the file is *not valid.*

I downloaded the file from Wikimedia Commons to my harddrive and 
compared the code of the file with the code that the validator gives.

They don't match. The downloaded file and the file uploaded to the 
validator give different codes.
That is weird.

I purged and refreshed the Wikimedia page. The result is the same. The 
codes are not the same.

I waited two days to see whether or not it was a server problem. The 
problem still exist.

Hence my conclusion: there is something wrong with the validator.
Received on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:55:39 UTC

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