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difference between upload validate & online URI

From: R.B. Cohen <rbcohen@istar.ca>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:56:13 -0400 (EDT)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B7D79D15.324B%rbcohen@istar.ca>
Not sure if this email is appropriate to this address. I am not welcomed on
the authoring.html newsgroup so cannot post this there.

I was just using the validation service after some absence (not required). I
see interesting changes. However, two are causing me grief:

Warning: DOCTYPE Override in effect! Any DOCTYPE Declaration in the document
has been suppressed and the DOCTYPE for «HTML 4.01 Transitional» inserted
instead. The document will not be Valid until you alter the source file to
reflect this new DOCTYPE.

??? I don't see any hint of what this means. My DOCTYPE is inserted
correctly by BBEdit 6.0. It's validated a thousand times over again using
your validation.

I validated my local copy and got VERY bizarre errors (line 1 whereby line 1
is the DOCTYPE). Line 234 where there wasn't a line 234. And on and on. None
related to the many actual errors!

I then validated an online version. It validated "properly" -- showed the
many errors. Except the DOCTYPE error still appeared.

Very confused. I'm using a Mac with IE 5.0. Not had previous problems
uploading my files to W3C. But I have seen similar occurrences whereby the
local version & online version validate differently. And they are IDENTICAL.

Online version: http://www.woodengems.com/shtml/

there is suppose to be lots of errors as I make the transition over from
HTML to CSS, I'm dealing with lots of copy/paste that may create mistakes.

R. B. Cohen
Received on Friday, 28 September 2001 04:24:56 UTC

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