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Re: problems installing cvs version

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 12 Dec 2002 23:25:48 +0200
To: w3c@hsmade.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1039728348.10597.382.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 12:08, Wim Fournier wrote:

> I just installed the cvs version of the w3c validator. After wrestling
> through getting it to work (had to human-parse the misc/w3c-validator.spec
> to find out where to place what) I get this message in my apache error log
> trying to validate a page (which is valid):
> [Thu Dec 12 10:58:13 2002] check: "" "0" "1" ""
> at /usr/local/w3c/validator/htdocs/check line 2233.
> [Thu Dec 12 10:58:13 2002] check: Use of uninitialized value in pattern
> match (m//) at /usr/local/w3c/validator/htdocs/check line 562.
> Anyone any clue?

They're just warnings.  Validator has a bad habit of thrashing the web
server error log with them.  And the "" "0" "1" "" thing is clearly
debug stuff, there's an explicit warn() call on line 2233.  Just comment
the "use warnings;" statement out at the top of the "check" script if
you don't like these messages.

I guess you're running the HEAD version of validator?  I wouldn't
recommend that (of course not knowing your intentions) for anything else
but validator development, it's in a unstable state currently, with some
biggish changes already happened and AFAICT some coming up.  See
validator-0_6_0-branch instead if you're setting up a validator for
validating stuff :)

Yes, the branches should really be documented more prominently on
validator.w3.org (if they're documented at all at the moment...).

\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2002 16:22:09 UTC

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