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Re: Installing the validator on OS X

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 28 Feb 2003 18:17:25 +0200
To: Chris Casciano <chris@placenamehere.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1046449044.1660.108.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 08:47, Chris Casciano wrote:

> - the file validator.conf file wasn't included in the tar dist... Grabbed it
> from cvs, made the needed changes (pointing at the parser in /sw/bin being
> one) & tossed it in /etc/w3c

IIRC, that's a packaging buglet, check.cfg is the one that should be
copied to validator.conf wherever you like it.

> - at this point check picked up the config file, but wasn't parsing it
> properly tossing up an error for a uninitialized value for the sgml parser.
> Investigation (i.e. cvs) showed the config format was totally rewritten &
> migrated to Config::General so my files were out of sync (no surprise)
> - switched site to cvs version. Redid some html changes. Got the templates
> working. Template location is hard coded in check and I moved em so had to
> change that.

You're aware that the CVS version that has the config file rewritten is
most likely HEAD, which is an unstable development branch, right?. 
Don't expect things to work there for now... (use the CVS tag
validator-0_6_0-branch to access the latest and greatest stuff in the
"stable" branch).  This is documented better in the upcoming 0.6.2

> BUT... Every document I run through the validator comes back with "This page
> is not Valid !" yet no messages are given in the "below are the results"
> section... This is the case with both valid and invalid docs.

IIRC this is a symptom of a too old OpenSP, ie. one that doesn't
understand the -R option.  You'll need OpenSP 1.5 (AFAICT any
pre-releases won't do) or Liam's lq-nsgmls.  Or you can remove the -R
option but be aware of the security implications (search the list
archive for more info about this).

\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 11:17:13 UTC

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