Martin Alvarez Espinar | 2 Sep 10:19 2009
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500 Error - Can't connect to the host

Hello,

There is a company which has a problem with validating its web site
[http://www.applicatta.cl/web/].

The validator cannot connect to the host (receive a 500 Error), other times.
I have tested the typical errors involved in this kind of issues but I
cannot find the reason. Note that both, markup and css validator have the
same problem.

- The DNS is correct (resolve to 200.29.169.170)

- Also, I used curl to get the page (curl -I http://www.applicatta.cl/web/)
and it returns a 200 OK.

Could it be a problem from the validator side? 

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Martin

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Nicholas Humfrey | 2 Sep 15:30 2009
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RDFa in sgml-lib

Hello,

We have a W3C instance setup behind a firewall with web access via an http
proxy. When verifying a document with an RDFa Doctype I get the error:
Line 2, Column 55: error connecting to "www.w3.org" (No route to host).

This seem to be a known issue with openjade:
http://openjade.sourceforge.net/doc/ideas.htm
"Allow for HTTP proxy."

However it seems to be caused by RDFa not being included in sgml-lib, as is
reported here:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533327

Indeed the latest version of sgml-lib not seem to include the RDFa DTD:
http://validator.w3.org/sgml-lib.tar.gz does

Can anyone offer any help in adding the RDFa DTD to my local installation? I
am finding it all a bit baffling...

Thanks,

nick.

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David Dorward | 2 Sep 16:24 2009
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Re: Icon


On 31 Aug 2009, at 17:56, Brian Bostock wrote:

I have validated my page and can use the icon but after I insert the script and the icon appears I revalidated my page again and got 2 errors, from your icon! Is this normal, do I ignore it or is there a problem.
 

Since you didn't provide a URL, I would hazard a guess that you are using XHTML and ignored the instruction to add a "/" to the image element.

(Please direct responses to www-validator and not directly to me. Thank-you)

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Dirk Bosch | 2 Sep 18:14 2009
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Re:Icon

If in HTML leaf the the / out of the css icon code.

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'Download the Feed Validator from CVS' link FAILS with "This project has turned off support for the SCM tool..." (Feed Validation Service) (UNCLASSIFIED)

Message received from Feed Validation Service:

Error - This project has turned off support for the SCM tool you have
requested or you have requested an invalid SCM type. 

Ross E. Walker
Senior Integrator/Developer 
Quotient, Inc.
BAE Subcontractor
Email: Ross.Walker.Ctr <at> DISA.Mil
Phone: (703) 693-5847 

Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED 
Caveats: NONE

John B. Robb | 4 Sep 03:33 2009
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Why can't I paste my local .HTM file URL into the Validator filename

In order to validate one of my local XHTML webpages with Validator by Uploading my File, I used to be able to Paste the file address in the forms blank filename URL field, which took about a second.  Now I am forced to browse my directories to input the address of the file I want to validate, which can take up to 10 seconds.
 
The way I am now prevented from Pasting depends on the browser.  When in IE8 I right click over the Validator input form field in order to Paste a filename URL I have just copied, IE8 grays out the Paste.
 
When I right click over the input form field in Firefox 3, the file browser window is opened instead of the form's accepting the Pasted address.
 
Am I being hamstrung by some kind of local security setting or do I have the Validator website programmers to thank for wasting my time?  If the latter, does anyone know of any kind of workaround?
David Dorward | 4 Sep 11:00 2009
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Re: Why can't I paste my local .HTM file URL into the Validator filename

On 4 Sep 2009, at 02:33, John B. Robb wrote:
The way I am now prevented from Pasting depends on the browser.  When in IE8 I right click over the Validator input form field in order to Paste a filename URL I have just copied, IE8 grays out the Paste.
 
When I right click over the input form field in Firefox 3, the file browser window is opened instead of the form's accepting the Pasted address.


I assume the same is the case for IE.

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Leonard Bogard | 7 Sep 06:51 2009

Online checklink triggers SHOUTcast servers to start media stream.

The user agent string from the checklink does not include the text "Mozilla" or "Mozilla Compatible" anywhere.  This causes a SHOUTcast server to think it's a media request and not an http request and starts a stream.  I believe it would be a good idea to modify the user agent line to include the string "(Mozilla Compatible)" even if it's not litterally/technically Mozilla compatible or alternatively allow the user to specify a custom User-Agent string.

This is the user agent string I found from my server logs:
"User-Agent: W3C-checklink/4.5 [4.160] libwww-perl/5.823"

Very Respectfully


Leonard W. Bogard

Gordon Williams | 6 Sep 17:52 2009
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[VE][100] "No Document Element"

 
[VE][100] Error was with  </html>
Solution was  "<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC..."    instead of   "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC..."
 
Error [100]: "no document element"
NOTE: Whenever possible, give the address of the document you were checking.
 
hayk | 5 Sep 03:19 2009

W3 HTML Validator and beyond : Suggestion

Hello,

 

I have seen many valid websites become invalid, all because of a JavaScript add-on or a tangled up server side language which generates the HTML for you and so forth.

 

That being the case, I would like to offer the following suggestions:

 

If the W3 Validation services could include a new option:  “Ignore these kind of errors.”

 

This will allow us to sift through the bloat of errors generated by third party scripts and concentrate on our own code which we can control.

 

One would be expected not to use such scripts which cause validation issues, but let’s get real here.

 

Thank You,

Hayk Abramyan

www.webdivisor.com