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Bug 1499 - Not Validating html
Summary: Not Validating html
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: 0.7.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Terje Bless
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-15 08:42 UTC by Arun Kumar
Modified: 2005-06-18 09:52 UTC (History)
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Description Arun Kumar 2005-06-15 08:42:40 UTC
I have a HTML file, which I want to validate. The doc type I used is 
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

I'm getting the following message when my page is uploaded.

Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its content type is 
text/plain, which is not currently supported by this service. 

The Content-Type field is sent by your web server (or web browser if you use 
the file upload interface) and depends on its configuration. Commonly, web 
servers will have a mapping of filename extensions (such as ".html") to MIME 
Content-Type values (such as text/html). 

<b> can you pls help me. </b>
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2005-06-18 00:13:58 UTC
(I am not sure it's such a good idea to use the bug database for such calls for help. The mailing-list 
would be a better choice, perhaps)

Did you, by any chance, use the "file upload" interface from a computer running windows XP (SP2)?
If so, check
Comment 2 Terje Bless 2005-06-18 09:52:23 UTC
This isn't a bug in the Validator. This situation is normally caused by a misconfigured web server,
a similarly misconfigured web browser, or the bug in the version of Internet Explorer distributed
with Windows XP Service Pack 2 mentioned in Comment #1.

Closing as Invalid.