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Re: Trouble: ....document type...

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 13:10:57 +0100 (BST)
To: grandane@grandane.com
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0109191254170.425-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Sat, 15 Sep 2001 grandane@grandane.com wrote:

> Am receiving "No errors found" but with message saying "This document
> _would_ validate as the document type specified if 
> updated  to match the Options used. "

Aaargh!!!  Reports like this need a URL where we can see what's
going on.

> Have tried adding to my meta tags one of the explanations given by
> validator i.e.,   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
> charset=utf-8"> .......

Onono, don't say that bogosity has found its way into the validator
pages?  You use HTTP headers to set Content-Type.  Use lynx -dump -head
to see what actual HTTP headers your server is returning, and fix
them if wrong.

> Example:
>             <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?>
>             For HTML, use the <meta> tag. Example:
>             <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
> charset=utf-8"> ........

Any of which would be appropriate for a protocol (like FTP) that
serves documents without MIME headers, or for reading a file from
local disc.  But not for HTTP.

> Advice very much needed.

Tell us a URL!

Nick Kew

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Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2001 14:09:06 UTC

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