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Re: Slow validations on some doctypes

From: Etienne Miret <etienne.miret@ens-lyon.org>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:09:15 +0100
Cc: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <A989F3CE-E832-4D2A-8591-A19A7A2C5120@ens-lyon.org>
To: Jaime Iniesta <jaimeiniesta@gmail.com>
Hi James

> Thanks Jirka, this seems to be the issue -- the URL for the specified DOCTYPE on that page does not exist, so there is a timeout after 40 seconds trying to fetch it. If I remove the DOCTYPE line (or make it just <!DOCTYPE html>), it goes fast.
> Now, why doesn't this happen when I validate it on http://validator.w3.org , but does happen on my local install?

The validator at w3.org has a list of known doctypes that it will fetch from its local hard drive. I guess the doctype you are using belongs to this list. Did you installed this DTD library? (<http://validator.w3.org/docs/install.html#install-download>)


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