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Re: Possible Validation Error

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:52:51 +0900
Message-Id: <D1939F6C-C578-11D8-96CB-000A95E54002@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "Sullivan, Bob RO Denver" <Bob.Sullivan@ssa.gov>
Hi Bob,

On Jun 24, 2004, at 7:12, Sullivan, Bob RO Denver wrote:
>  It is interesting to note that the source listing (in line 7) does 
> not show <meta http-equiv="Content-Type", but rather <meta 
> http-equiv="Content-Typ!" [emphasis added].

Could that be an encoding issue? That your editor displays "e" but 
something else is actually in there, that the validator dislikes. It 
may be a validator bug, but without a sample document, we can't 
conclude anything.

> This is the result that I am getting; please note that it identifies 
> the DOCTYPE and the Encoding that I used.  Nevertheless, it says that 
> no encoding was found!

The fact that it says no encoding was found is a consequence of the 
above, since it could not parse the content-type part. Hence the 
validator does not find the encoding used, it just happens to fall back 
to utf-8.

>  Stranger still, sometimes this same file validates just fine, i.e., 
> without a "tentative" warning.  Please note that I cannot detect a 
> pattern or any other reason why the same file is sometimes OK and why 
> it sometimes give me the "tentative" warning. 

Now that sounds strange indeed. Would you be able to send the address 
for a public document that shows these symptoms? Alternatively, if 
you've been using upload, send me the file, possible stripping out the 
bulk of the content if there is any sensitive data?

Thank you.

Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 20:52:57 UTC

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