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Re: Installing W3C markup validator - stuck on step 5

From: Eric Richards <dubdubdub.net.nz@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:19:50 +1300
Message-ID: <CAB3-b-EqJRGaxTpUKUFM_U8FENb9mC5pBNu8QbeCv1p=hgcq+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mikkel Sandberg <mikkel.h.sandberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org
sorry replying from cell phone. is there a windows install for a
validator and what is the URL From ERIC

On 3/31/15, Mikkel Sandberg <mikkel.h.sandberg@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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