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Re: Fatal Error?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:35:09 +0200
Message-ID: <5270D2CD.1040705@cs.tut.fi>
To: info@salonbootdenhaag.nl, www-validator@w3.org
2013-10-30 1:16, Salonboot Rondvaart Den Haag & Delft wrote:

> Validating a URL on Validator.nu makes crash with a "Fatal Error:
> Cannot recover after last error. Any further errors will be ignored."
> http://validator.nu/?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.salonbootdenhaag.nl%2Findex.html

It does not crash, it just tells it won't proceed further. In situations 
like this, you should fix the errors reported. This lets the validator 
validate the rest of the document, too.

The W3C validator http://validator.w3.org doesn't quit that way. But 
"325 Errors, 46 warning(s)" suggests that you should first do a simple 
check: does the page really try to conform to the DTD that it declares? 
It declares XHTML 1.0 Transitional but clearly contains parts that 
aren't XHTML at all (e.g., have uppercase tag names as in <STRONG>).

If you use the doctype override and set the doctype to HTML 4.01 
Transitional, you get just 75 Errors, 13 warning(s). Some of them causes 
by some XHTML features. But this seems to be a faster way to get at some 
markup errors that are practically significant, like lack of end tags 
for tables (can really mess things up).

Received on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:35:43 UTC

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