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Re: Tell me the solution, not just the problem

From: Eric Richards <dubdubdub.net.nz@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:07:44 +1300
Message-ID: <CAB3-b-Ei+yYTRea9Ax0Ofz-Nf_Ac7pn1xRdXeZ9ogYAPZMAKFA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Tory at Authorgraphic <p.tory@authorgraphic.co.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
How do I get out of this list it is useless

my problems have not been fixed with the validator











On 10/9/14, Philip Tory at Authorgraphic <p.tory@authorgraphic.co.uk> wrote:
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> Address of the document I was checking: http://www.technical-writer.co.uk/
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> The Error message tells me something is wrong, but fails to suggest a
> solution. This is not helpful unless I'm a guru who would probably not have
> got it wrong in the first place.
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> E.g. Unable to Determine Parse Mode!
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> "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:
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> .. the MIME Media Type (text/html) can be used for XML or SGML document
> types
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> ..the Document Type (-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en) is not in the
> validator's catalog
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> ..No XML declaration (e.g <?xml version="1.0"?>) could be found at the
> beginning of the document.
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> ..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.
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> As a default, the validator is falling back to SGML mode."
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> And:
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> Validation Output: 1 Error
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> Error Line 1, Column 61: invalid formal public identifier "-//w3c//dtd html
> 4.0 transitional//en": invalid public text class <!doctype html public
> "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en">
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> This is not very helpful: OK, so tell me what I should (or could) be using!
> HELP!
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> Sincerely,
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> Philip Tory
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> Authorgraphic Ltd
> Unit 29, King Edwards Avenue, Gloucester GL1 5DD   UK
> Tel: 01452 - 500 639
>  <http://www.authorgraphic.co.uk/> www.authorgraphic.co.uk
> <http://www.technicalwritingcourse.co.uk/> www.technicalwritingcourse.co.uk
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