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Re: Problems setting up the W3C validator

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 17:40:50 +0900
Message-Id: <7d2eb806f0de80d50e639055964bbafe@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Martin Ereth <martin.ereth@web.de>

Hello Martin,

On Jun 15, 2005, at 5:39, Martin Ereth wrote:
> So I downloaded the latest tarballs directly from the W3C homepage. I 
> got a file called "validator.tar.gz" and a file called 
> "sgml-libs.tar.gz". I installed the packages like described in the 
> short Installation Documentation.

The most relevant documentation for your setup is at :
Not sure if that is what you call the "short" installation 

> When I pointed my browser (firefox 1.0.4) to the virtual host of 
> apache, I got a simple site of the validator, I don't think that the 
> header.html and the footer.html are included. Can anyone send me a 
> browser screenshot of his working installation

It should look exactly like what's at http://validator.w3.org/

The documentation has instructions for setting up your apache server to 
handle the documents and scripts for the validator, but basically you 

Alias /w3c-validator/ "/my/path/to/validator/htdocs/"
ScriptAlias /w3c-validator/check 

<Directory /my/path/to/validator/htdocs>
   Options               ExecCGI IncludesNOEXEC Indexes MultiViews
   AllowOverride         None
   AddHandler            server-parsed .html
   AddCharset            utf-8         .html

(replace w3c-validator with the relative URI path you wish to use, and 
/my/path/to/validator with where you installed the files)

Hope this helps.
Received on Saturday, 18 June 2005 08:40:55 UTC

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