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Bug 5663 - The File XHTML validator is broken
Summary: The File XHTML validator is broken
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Parser (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P1 critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-25 11:55 UTC by David Powell
Modified: 2008-04-25 16:34 UTC (History)
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Description David Powell 2008-04-25 11:55:34 UTC
The File XHTML validator appears to be broken, but the web page validator works fine. If you upload an XHTML file to the validator service and check it then validation always fails (even on files it validated yesterday). The following messages are always output and manually setting document type and charcter encoding has no effect:

Potential Issues:

No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8.
Unable to Determine Parse Mode!

Validation Output:  1 Error

Line 1, Column 0: end of document in prolog.

An example document that fails to validate:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="">
    <title>simple document</title>
      a simple paragraph
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2008-04-25 16:34:43 UTC

The server's disk was full. This is now fixed.