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Strange problem with Validator

From: Kelly <kelly.newell@ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:13:58 +0000
Message-Id: <094830622A9C4BDFB7ADD3DE02C5D289@Melandru>
To: <site-comments@w3.org>
Hi there,

I have always used your validator to make sure that all the pages for  
websites that I design are validated. I'm pretty familiar with it and  
have never had any problems until now. The documents I have been  
checking are not live websites but .html files that are on my PC that  
will go live when they are finished.

Last night I had a document that came up with a warning and 3 errors -  
about character encoding. This didn't make any sense to me as this is  
something I do first with my documents along with declaring the doctype:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">


<title>My webpage</title>

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=  
iso-8859-1" />

<link href="w_style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />


I thought maybe there was a typo - so I went to check one of my  
previous websites (that I know validated correctly in the past) but it  
came up with the same error. After about an hour of trying to find out  
how to fix it - suddenly all my documents validated again - with no  
obvious change to the code.

This morning I validated again and I got the green light and all was  
fine so I carried on with the rest of my code. I went to check the new  
code that I had written and then again the same Character encoding  
error, even though I had not changed any of the doctype/character  
encoding code pasted above.

It is a very confusing and annoying situation, is there anyone that  
can tell me why this is happening?

Kelly Newell
Received on Thursday, 10 June 2010 23:36:05 UTC

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