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Old 03-01-2006, 08:28 AM   #1
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I have had problems with W3C's validating service for the last few days.

A template that was fine last week just returned with "This page is not Valid (no Doctype found)!" after I've completed the work on it, and with most of the letters from it displayed as boxes instead of the actual letters.

Just wondered if anyone else have experienced something like that recently or in the past.
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I have had problems with W3C's validating service for the last few days.

A template that was fine last week just returned with "This page is not Valid (no Doctype found)!" after I've completed the work on it, and with most of the letters from it displayed as boxes instead of the actual letters.
If it says "No Doctype found" is the DOCTYPE declaration really missing or is it actualy there, and in the correct place (before all HTML)? Without a DOCTYPE declaration (and no HTML before it!) it will never validate.

   
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If it says "No Doctype found" is the DOCTYPE declaration really missing or is it actualy there, and in the correct place (before all HTML)? Without a DOCTYPE declaration (and no HTML before it!) it will never validate.
Everything that should be there is there.

The page did validate, all I've done is adding some content, i.e. text and images.

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The page did validate, all I've done is adding some content, i.e. text and images.
Can you post a URL? Maybe some of us will (or will not) have a problem with the page, which might help you puzzle this out.

   
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I have had problems with W3C's validating service for the last few days.

A template that was fine last week just returned with "This page is not Valid (no Doctype found)!" after I've completed the work on it, and with most of the letters from it displayed as boxes instead of the actual letters.

Just wondered if anyone else have experienced something like that recently or in the past.
I'm assuming that it is in the validation screen that the text is displaying strangely, and not on the site itself.

The W3C validation is a work in progress, which is why we all seem to occasionally find that we get warnings on pages that used to validate.

I'll try validating one of my pages that I change content on frequently. Hang on a minute...

Well, that went perfectly. Try yours again and see if the W3C has settled down.

   
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Started anew from the template. It does validate now.

Must have been a glitch somewhere along the line. It took quite a long time to upload to the validating service when it didn't validate my code, so it could have been a temporary problem.

I panicked a bit, the site is going live by the weekend - it'll be a few late nights...
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