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Re: About your page.

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 10:23:18 +1100
Message-ID: <41CF47E6.8050009@iinet.net.au>
To: Robert <robert_w_ark2006@yahoo.com>
CC: www-validator community <www-validator@w3.org>

Robert wrote:
> I went to validator.w3c.org and tried out my page. It came up as validated with
> no errors.

Well done.

> So I got a bit curious. I tried to put in your link to check the
> page, and it wouldn't let me.

What was the link you tried to use?  This problem is impossible to 
diagnose without seeing the actual link.

> However, I saved your page to desktop, and  uploaded. There are a few errors.

The pages on validator.w3.org are, AFAICT, all valid.  This problem is 
most likely caused by your browser when saving the file.  Many popular 
browsers including IE, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera will, in some 
circumstances, alter the markup when the file is saved.

Some cause more errors than others (with Opera causing the least); but 
in each of them, the problems only resulted when the HTML was saved with 
all images (called "Web Page, complete" in IE and FF).  When the HTML is 
saved as just the HTML with no images ("Web Page, HTML only"), the 
markup is not altered and remains valid.  I recommend you always save 
files as HTML only, until such time as browsers save files correctly 
with either option.

Lachlan Hunt
http://GetFirefox.com/    Rediscover the Web
http://SpreadFirefox.com/   Igniting the Web
Received on Sunday, 26 December 2004 23:23:26 UTC

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