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Bug 9857 - Cannot Validate xhtml documents that were previously validated.
Summary: Cannot Validate xhtml documents that were previously validated.
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: Macintosh MacOS X
: P2 blocker
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-06-04 20:59 UTC by David A. West
Modified: 2011-08-23 20:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description David A. West 2010-06-04 20:59:31 UTC
I cannot validate html documents that I was previously able to validate. All passed. I have copied the doctype, encoding, etc. from w3.0rg and checked them against's statements; but still my documents will not validate. There is no difference in the new doctype code and the code I have been using.

Here is a copy of my test code.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xmlns="">

<title>XHTML Tutorial</title>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />

Do I have to set my html editor to some specified criteria? TextWrangler.

I am a teacher and it is imperative that I resolve this issue - it is a main part of my curriculum.

Many thanks, Dave
Comment 1 Larry 2010-06-08 13:22:46 UTC
I am seeing a random effect where the server fails to upload the file, then critiques the empty document it has.

Is the server overloaded?

Sometimes it works OK, and sometimes it refuses to upload the file. When it refuses to upload the file, it then continues to do this for some time. That means I can't get my work done.

How about a downloadable version we can store on our own computers? Then we would not have the servers messing up the validation.
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2011-08-23 20:15:58 UTC
There were some issues with some of the validator servers in 2010 which have been resolved since; I suppose they could have been the reason for these issues and will mark this bug as fixed.

Regarding the downloadable version, the validator can be downloaded and run locally, but it takes a bit more than just downloading and running it: