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Re: Warning validating with HTML 4.01+RDFa 1.1

From: Shane McCarron <ahby@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:21:07 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOk_reEz8Vy8s299ftEs64Xhp3OF0z+HbG7jYD++0=Od0SZN+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrea Urbini <andrea.urbini@unifi.it>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org, urbini@unifi.it
As far as I know there is no official HTML 4.01+RDFa 1.1 DTD.  So you
should not be using that to validate.  If you want to use HTML4 constructs
and RDFa 1.1, you might just use the HTML5 document type.  You can see the
latest RDFa recommendation related to this topic at
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-rdfa/

Hope this helps.


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Andrea Urbini <andrea.urbini@unifi.it>wrote:

>  Hi.
> After inserting the Open Graph metatags in the website www.sba.unifi.it,
> I'm testing the change of the DTD from "
>
> HTML 4.01
> Transitional
>
> " to "HTML 4.01+RDFa 1.1". You can see it in action at the address
> http://www.sba.unifi.it/?theme=sba2013.
> Doing this the page is again valid, but I get the following warning:
>
> -------------------
> 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
>    types
>    - the Document Type (-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01+RDFa 1.1//EN) is not in the
>    validator's catalog
>    - 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.
> -------------------
>
>
> Can I ignore this warning and ufficially adopt the new DTD? Or should I
> maintain "
>
> HTML 4.01 Transitional
>
> "?
> Thanks
> Andrea Urbini
>



-- 
Shane P. McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:21:34 UTC

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