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Re: Page Validates, but problems with validator

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 15:11:55 +0100
Message-Id: <87DF656C-83E6-11D8-9E89-000A957E4F00@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "W.G. Hayes" <hayeswg04@ameliaislandfl.org>

On 1 Apr 2004, at 13:45, W.G. Hayes wrote:

> My web page validates, but I had two problems using the validator that  
> I wish to report:
> I have a hidden link to http://validator.w3.org/check/referer on my  
> index page and used it when I was ready to validate the page.  I got  
> my index page to validate, but the process was not as automatic as I  
> thought it should be. The validator apparently does not support my URI  
> and I get the W3C page with the error message 1( below).

Maybe we need a FAQ for this mailing list...

>   Even after I entered my URI at the end of  
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri= in the address bar at the W3C page,  
> I got Error Message 2 (below) saying that it could not find character  
> encoding, even though I have made certain that my method of doing so  
> in a meta tag corresponds to the W3C recommendation.
>  My URI is http://www.stpetersparish.org/index.php and I suspect that  
> your validator does not support the php extension.

The extension is irrelevant. This is the web, not MS Windows.

>  Regarding the second problem, the meta tag is <META  
> http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; iso-8859-1">

You made a syntax error. See  
http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/charset.html for the correct  

David Dorward
Received on Thursday, 1 April 2004 09:15:43 UTC

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