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Bug 46 - "would validate" too hard to spot.
Summary: "would validate" too hard to spot.
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: 0.6.0b2
Hardware: Other other
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Terje Bless
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Blocks: 4
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Reported: 2002-10-27 09:08 UTC by Terje Bless
Modified: 2013-03-26 10:11 UTC (History)
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Description Terje Bless 2002-10-27 09:08:44 UTC
Reported by Björn Höhrmann <>:

I tried to validate as ISO-8859-1
encoded XHTML 1.0 Transitional document. The validator responds

  * DOCTYPE Override in effect! Any DOCTYPE Declaration in the document
    has been suppressed and the DOCTYPE for «XHTML 1.0 Transitional»
    inserted instead. The document will not be Valid until you alter the
    source file to reflect this new DOCTYPE. 

  The document located at <URL:>
  would validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict if you updated it to match the
  Options used. [...]

The "would validate" note is very well hidden after the super obtrusive
"Tip of the day" and the "doctype override" note. The result is the most
important information on the page, but you have hard times to find it at
Comment 1 Terje Bless 2002-10-27 09:35:40 UTC
Restored the "Valid" heading with an added "Tentative" note and elaborate on the
reason for the tentative status in the body text.