- Well, I started with 47 errors and I'm down to 11 after many hours of
trying to figure this stuff out. The DOCTYPE was all my error and I
put in a line for HTML 4.1. I also used utf-8 for the charater set
but have no idea what that is for or if it's working. I used LI in a
table and found out that's no good but it worked in actuality. I used
the LU but it gave me 2 lines and I only wanted single spacing so I
used a special character with some blanks and it works OK but the
bullet and the "topic" is underlined. Don't know how to get rid of
this??? Also where I put BODY following HEAD according to everything
have read, I get a validation error of document type does not allow
element BODY here? No clue here. I also have 4 occurances of end tag
for element P which is not open. I have practically re-written the
file and I cannot find one occurance of this and I have also tried a
search to no avail. The next bigee is "a word" is not a member of a
group specified for any attribute. Can figure this out yet either.
AT least I'm trying to validate and I have learned a bunch just by
starting over and checking every line by line... URGH
Thanks in advance,
- Do you have a URL we can look at to see what you're doing?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:40 PM
Subject: [NH] Validator...
> Well, I started with 47 errors and I'm down to 11 after many hours of
> trying to figure this stuff out....
- Yes. Can't do a thing without the complete HTML and .css.
--- Cary Driscoll <carydriscoll@...> wrote:
> Do you have a URL we can look at to see what you're doing?____________________________________________________________________________________
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "woodysnomad"
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:40 PM
> Subject: [NH] Validator...
> > Well, I started with 47 errors and I'm down to 11 after many hours
> > trying to figure this stuff out....
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> NoteTab website: http://www.notetab.com/
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- Hi Woody,
On 09 May 08 04:40 "woodysnomad" <jmgledhill@...> said:
> I started with 47 errors and I'm down to 11 after many hours ofIt might be worth installing HTMLTidy (http://tidy.sourceforge.net/)
> trying to figure this stuff out.
which integrates with NoteTab.
HTMLTidy will automatically correct some basic errors and provide a
user definable pretty layout to make the code easier to check for why
the bits it can't figure don't work, as well.
It makes later validation that much easier.
- Greg Chapman wrote:
> HTMLTidy will automatically correct some basic errors andYes but that layout is not the way I like it. What I do recommend is
> provide a user definable pretty layout
the Html Validator extension for Firefox. It gives you both the W3C
Validator errors and Html Tidy warnings and hints and lets you view
the source with the relevant part highlighted -- a big help. The
only thing it does not do is character errors because the extension
only sees the code after thert browser has internally converted the
characters. (This is a bad thing for me, because I prefer to write
German in US-ASCII encoding and these are my most frequent
N.B: I too am happy to take a look at your code, Joe. We'll soon
lick those errors, promise.
- woodysnomad wrote:
> I also used utf-8 for the charater setIf you are writing with NoteTab in Windows, then the standard
> but have no idea what that is for or if it's working.
Windows character set is what your files actually contain. That
being the case, this is what you should tell the browser they are,
- Joe wrote:
> Also where I put BODY following HEAD according to everythingLook what you have on the line before the opening BODY tag.
>have read, I get a validation error of document type does not allow
>element BODY here? No clue here.
It's like this. Both the start and closing tag for BODY are actually
optional in HTML (but keep on using thems!). If they aren't used,
they are "implied". No content, tags or text, can go between the
closing HEAD tag and the opening BODY tag. But you have put a BR
there. When the validator encounters the BR, it correctly assumes an
implied opening BODY tag must come before it. So when it comes to the
opening BODY tag you actually wrote, it sees it as a second BODY tag.
It's a machine. It takes it line by line. That's why its output is
sometimes a little oracle like. What you want to hear is: "Hey!
You've put a BR tag between HEAD and BODY. That's no good!". The a
validator won't say that, but I can. ;-)