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Re: Installing W3C markup validator - stuck on step 5

From: Mikkel Sandberg <mikkel.h.sandberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:30:54 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEDZavhseXxHKQ5=tR_Nn4wusRe=BJyPkLZm6H+=qUeo6Gv1xA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Ok, thanks!

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 2:02 AM Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:

> Mikkel Sandberg <mikkel.h.sandberg@gmail.com>, 2015-03-26 23:42 +0000:
> > Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/CAEDZavgWZBnOwVEO5hX0Yt2KddC4D
> XkhcrJqngFDYmDOGXo8Cw@mail.gmail.com>
> >
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to set up the validator on my computer at work (it's a Mac)
> and
> > I get an error when I do the last part of step 4 (testing the validator
> > script).
> > This is the html that it outputs:
> >
> > <h1>Software error:</h1>
> >
> > <pre>Can't locate SGML/Parser/OpenSP.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
> > /Library/Perl/5.16/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.16
> > /Network/Library/Perl/5.16/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> > /Network/Library/Perl/5.16
> > /Library/Perl/Updates/5.16.2/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> > /Library/Perl/Updates/5.16.2
> > /System/Library/Perl/5.16/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> > /System/Library/Perl/5.16
> > /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.16/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> > /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.16) at ./check line 64.
> >
> > BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./check line 64.
> ...
> > It seems at first glance that the problem is that part of the DTD library
> > didn't install correctly, and I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot
> this.
>
> I recommend cutting your losses and just giving up. The code
> (Perl+SGML+DTDs) for the legacy validator service is no longer actively
> maintained and there is now almost now value in running an instance of that
> old service anyway.
>
> The code for the current HTML checker is actively maintained and
> documented:
>
>   http://validator.github.io/validator/
>
> And it’s also much easier to install: It’s just distributed as a single jar
> file that you can run either directly from the command line or, if you
> prefer, as a Web service:
>
>   http://validator.github.io/validator/#web-based-checking
>
> --
> Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike
>
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