Dave Thompson | 21 Oct 03:53 2014
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Incorrectly flagging Duplicate IDs

NOTE: Whenever possible, give the address of the document you were checking.

This is the error I am getting using the validation tool:

Validation Output: 1 Error

Line 56, Column 98: Duplicate ID blackLink. …" href="mailto://freesoftwaredave <at> gmail.com">freesoftwaredave <at> gmail.com</a></p>


However, when the second "duplicate" id is removed to comply with the validation tool, the desired effect...that being the email link having a Bold effect on rollover and black text color, is not present.  I have to replace the ID= in the <a> tag of the emailto link in order for this to work.  Which then gets me the error.

I am not sure what I can recommend to look for bug-wise, since what I'm doing might be a gray area.  I only know that I need a clean bill of health HTML-wise or my instructor will doc me on points.  I could remove the offending tag to get this, but the effect is not what I desire design-wise.

I cannot give the link to the document as the file is on my college's server and I have no idea how long it will be there.  I am in Unit8 of 10 right now so in under 2 weeks the class will be over and that file will likely no longer be accessible...so I included the text of the file here as well as the style-sheet the definition in question is defined in.

HTML File:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Dave Thompson, I.T. Consultant - Open Source Migration Specialist</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="externalstylesheet.css">
      <style type="text/css">
        td.bkgnd {padding: 9px;}
        table.bkgnd {border: 1px solid black; background-color: linen;}
        h1 {font-family: arial; font-size: 16pt; font-style : italic}
        th {font-size: 10pt;}
      </style>
  </head>
<body>
<table style="width:100%;">
<tbody>
<tr style="width:100%;">
  <td style="width:100%;">
    <table class="bkgnd" style="width:800px; display: block; margin: 0 auto;">
      <tbody>
        <tr>
          <td style="width: 800px">
              <h1 style="align:center">Dave Thompson's Contact Page</h1>
              <hr>
              <ul id="list-nav" style="display: block; margin:0 auto">
                  <li><a href="index.htm">Home</a></li>
                  <li><a href="bio.htm">Bio</a></li>
                  <li><a href="career.htm">Career</a></li>
                  <li><a href="realLinks.htm">Links</a></li>
                  <li><a href="contact.htm">Contact</a></li>
              </ul>
              <p style="text-align:center; font-size: smaller">** All content on this site created with <a href="http://brackets.io/?lang=en">Brackets</a> editor **</p>
                              <hr>
              <p>My contact info:</p>
              <p style="font-weight:bold">
                  Dave Thompson<br>
                  <span style="font-weight:normal">
                      <span style="text-decoration: underline;">
                          Address:</span>
                      <span style="text-decoration: none; color:black"><br>
                          5903 Cherokee Loop SE<br>Lacey, Wa. 98503<br><br></span>
                      <span style="text-decoration: underline;">
                          Phone#</span>
                      <span style="text-decoration: none; color:black"><br>
                          360.539.xxxx<br><br></span>
                      <span style="text-decoration: underline;">
                          Website:</span>
                      <span style="text-decoration: none;"><br>
                          Personal: <a id="blackLink" href="http://olympicsoftworks.org" target="_blank">OlympicSoftworks.org</a><br>
                      </span>
                     
                  </span>
              </p>
              <p>You can reach me at: <a id="blackLink" href="mailto://freesoftwaredave <at> gmail.com">freesoftwaredave <at> gmail.com</a></p>
            </td>
          </tr>
        </tbody>
      </table>
      <p>
          <a href="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer">
              <img style="border:0;width:88px;height:31px"
                   src="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/images/vcss"
                   alt="Valid CSS!" />
          </a>
      </p>

</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</body>
</html>


External Style-Sheet:

h1 {
    text-align: center;
    font-family: Arial, Verdana, Sans-Serif;
    color: #0000ff;
}

body {
    background-color: #ffdfd0;
    font-family: Times New Roman, Garamond, Serif;
    font-size: 18px;
    color: #00008b;
}

ul#list-nav li a:visited {
    text-decoration:none;
    padding:5px 0;
    width:100px;
    background:#b07018;
    color:#fffbf8;
    float:left;
    text-align:center;
    border-left:1px solid #ffffff;
}


ul#list-nav {
    list-style:none;
    margin:20px;
    padding:0;
    width:525px;
    overflow: hidden;
}

ul#list-nav li {
    display:inline;
}

ul#list-nav li a:link {
    text-decoration:none;
    padding:5px 0;
    width:100px;
    background:#b07018;
    color:#fffbf8;
    float:left;
    text-align:center;
    border-left:1px solid #ffffff;
}

ul#list-nav li a:hover {
    background:#ffe2b0;
    color:#2e2307;
}

a:link#blackLink {
    color: black;
}

a:visited#blackLink {
    color: black;
}

a:hover#blackLink {
    font-weight: bold;
    color: black;
}

a:active#blackLink {
    font-weight: bold;
    color: black;
}


Andry Rendy | 17 Oct 04:20 2014
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<input <at> accept> false positive issue.

To the Service responsibles.
An old issue about Validator.we.org/nu hasn't been fixed as of now, and I think it is preventing my page from being checked properly.

Error: Bad value for attribute accept on element input: Expected a token character or / but saw , instead.
From line 551, column 16; to line 551, column 439
          <input type="file" id="attachment" name="attachment[]" accept=".jpg,.png,.bmp,.tif,.jpeg,.x-png,.bm,.tiff,image/jpeg,image/pjpeg,image/png,image/bmp,image/x-windows-bmp,image/tiff,image/x-tiff" />

According to the specs, the attribute <at> accept on element <input> can have as value both a MIME type and a file extension, but the validator seems to consider invalid those values beginning with a dot.
This is an old issue which was reported long ago. Please fix it.
Regards.
Andrea Rendine
Marco Davids | 15 Oct 09:47 2014
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SSLv3

Hi,

I disabled SSLv3 due to Poodle and now the HTML validator does no longer
work:

500 SSL negotiation failed:

Regards,

--
Marco

Attachment (smime.p7s): application/pkcs7-signature, 5706 bytes
Michael[tm] Smith | 13 Oct 16:08 2014
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FYI: HTML5 validator sources have moved, build instructions changed

This is just a heads-up to anybody building and running the Nu Markup
Checker (validator.nu HTML5 validator) from the github sources.

We've moved all the sources to https://github.com/validator/validator/
and also changed the build instructions. The new instructions are at:

  http://validator.github.io/validator/#build-instructions

It just amounts to cloning https://github.com/validator/validator.git
instead of https://github.com/validator/build.git

The old/existing build script has been changed such that after you pull the
latest version of it and run it (e.g., when doing "./build.py all"), it'll
now just exit with a message saying that the build script has moved to
http://validator.github.io/validator/#build-instructions

But If you're not ready to update to the new build environment yet, you can
still force the old build script to run by specifying the "--legacy" option:

  python build/build.py --legacy all

But note that the code you'd be building and running from in that case is
frozen, so you wouldn't ever get any further updates unless/until you move
to the new build setup.

If you run into any problems with either the old or new build setups,
please either report it at https://github.com/validator/validator/issues or
just post a message to this list with the details.

Also keep in mind that you don't need to build from the sources in order to
run your own instance of the checker. You can now instead just use the
latest jar (or war) release:

  https://github.com/validator/validator/releases

Instructions how to run an instance of the checker service using one of
those release files are here:

  http://validator.github.io/validator/#standalone
  http://validator.github.io/validator/#servlet

  --Mike

--

-- 
Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike
Guillaume Baudusseau | 10 Oct 17:38 2014
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Re: RSS paid access?

Hi Zachary,

RSS Feed Validator use a software that is not developed at W3C. You can find the original project here : http://feedvalidator.org/

This is some link which can help you :

install documentation : http://feedvalidator.org/docs/howto/install_and_run.html
to send an issue : https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/feedvalidator-users

Best Regards,

Guillaume

On 09/10/2014 17:46, BURNHAM Zachary wrote:
We're trying to implement the python script in place of using your web service but there are a couple of issues we're running into. What I had hoped to do was run the command line utilitiy (demo.py) and use the result of that to determine validity. However, there doesn't appear to be a clear method to make that determination; the result code from the command always seems to be 1 no matter the validity (or lack thereof) of the rss feed. Is there something else to go by here? Do we have to implement this as a cgi? Is there another way to go? Best Regards, Zachary BURNHAM Senior SolidWorks Community Developer ----------------------- Office: +1 78 1810 3824 zachary.burnham <at> 3ds.com http://www.3ds.com/solidworks ----------------------- DS SolidWorks Corporation | 175 Wyman Street | Waltham, MA 02451 | United States -----Original Message----- From: Guillaume Baudusseau [mailto:guillaume <at> w3.org] Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 8:07 AM To: www-validator <at> w3.org; BURNHAM Zachary Subject: FW: RSS paid access? Hello Zachary, In the current state, the Validator Suite doesn't implement the RSS feed Validator. You can see on the main page https://validator-suite.w3.org/, in "Features" section, the implemented functionalities as HTML, CSS & Internationalization validations. To use RSS Feed Validator you have to use http://validator.w3.org/feed/. Note that service doesn't support Website crawling and it check an only page per validation. Concerning this blocking message, the number of validations requests from an IP address is limited in time. W3C imposes restrictions to ensure the service remains available to the community. We will continue to increase Validator resources and services so feel free to ask me if you have some comments, questions or suggestions. Best regards, Guillaume -- Guillaume Baudusseau World Wide Web Consortium Validators Staff http://www.w3.org guillaume <at> w3.org Tel: +33 633 344 593 This email and any attachments are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not one of the named recipients or have received this email in error, (i) you should not read, disclose, or copy it, (ii) please notify sender of your receipt by reply email and delete this email and all attachments, (iii) Dassault Systemes does not accept or assume any liability or responsibility for any use of or reliance on this email. For other languages, go to http://www.3ds.com/terms/email-disclaimer

-- Guillaume Baudusseau World Wide Web Consortium Validators Staff http://www.w3.org guillaume <at> w3.org Tel: +33 633 344 593
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Tell me the solution, not just the problem

 

Address of the document I was checking: http://www.technical-writer.co.uk/

The Error message tells me something is wrong, but fails to suggest a solution. This is not helpful unless I’m a guru who would probably not have got it wrong in the first place.

E.g. Unable to Determine Parse Mode!

“The validator can process documents either as XML (for document types such as XHTML, SVG, etc.) or SGML (for HTML 4.01 and prior versions). For this document, the information available was not sufficient to determine the parsing mode unambiguously, because:

• the MIME Media Type (text/html) can be used for XML or SGML document types

•the Document Type (-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en) is not in the validator's catalog

•No XML declaration (e.g <?xml version="1.0"?>) could be found at the beginning of the document.

•No XML namespace (e.g <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">) could be found at the root of the document.

As a default, the validator is falling back to SGML mode.”


And:

Validation Output: 1 Error

Error Line 1, Column 61: invalid formal public identifier "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en": invalid public text class <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en">

This is not very helpful: OK, so tell me what I should (or could) be using! HELP!

 

Sincerely,

Philip Tory




Authorgraphic Ltd
Unit 29, King Edwards Avenue, Gloucester GL1 5DD   UK
Tel: 01452 - 500 639
www.authorgraphic.co.uk  www.technicalwritingcourse.co.uk 

 

 

 

Fabio Adorno | 2 Oct 16:24 2014
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http://validator.w3.org/

Hello,
 
Please where could I  identify  the exact line  on my code that is producing this Warning ?
 
Thank You,
 
Regards
Fabio Adorno – Sao Paulo – Brasil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BURNHAM Zachary | 30 Sep 16:27 2014

FW: RSS paid access?

 

So we were working with your RSS feed validator and found that we were blocked after a number of accesses.  We were redirected to a page where we were to buy credits, which is fine, but it pointed us at the w3c Validator Suite, which does not appear to handle RSS feeds.  How does one go about paying for access to the RSS validator?

 

Z

Zachary BURNHAM

Senior SolidWorks Community Developer

Office: +1 78 1810 3824
zachary.burnham <at> 3ds.com

3DS.COM/SOLIDWORKS

DS SolidWorks Corporation | 175 Wyman Street | Waltham, MA 02451 | United States

 

 

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Eric Richards | 23 Sep 21:38 2014
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How do unsubscribe from this group as my fault ignored

How do unsubscribe from this group as my fault ignored

This is why I joined, Is there a group that does something that
listens to a fault with the validator?

There a error with the W3C Validator

It seems to be it does not like any of the following

Some or none of the frac options e.g.
&frac18; &frac15; &frac13; &frac38; &frac25; &frac35; &frac58;
&frac23; &frac45; &frac78;

not to mention
&incare;
&numero;

Luca Leoni | 22 Sep 15:43 2014
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[VE][73] Add Subject Here

Hi,

I don't understand why the validator give me error for <form> and <input> tag.

Thanks
Bye

Validating http://www.leoniaudiovideo.com/
Error [73]: "end tag for X which is not finished"
Michael Buckley | 22 Sep 21:09 2014
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Crash When using the Log Validator

Nested quantifiers in regex; marked by <-- HERE in 
m/http://codefisher.org/forum/index.php++ <-- HERE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++Result:+chosen+nickname+%22Cypespugthype%22;+registered+(registering+only+mode+is+ON); 
: (.*)/ at 
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/W3C/LogValidator/LinkReferer.pm line 174.

I received the above when trying to run the Log Validator with the link 
referer check turn on.

God Bless
Michael