[thelist] W3C Validator no longer "validating" page

sfmalo sfmalo at msn.com
Fri Nov 9 02:46:15 CST 2001

Could someone explain what's going on with the W3C Validator? I just checked a page on a client's site that has validated as 4.01 Transitional for quite awhile (that's what the DTD is in the header) ... and saw this tonight. My character encoding has also been set to charset=iso-8859-1.   ???????

Warning: DOCTYPE Override in effect! Any DOCTYPE Declaration in the document has been supressed and the DOCTYPE for «HTML 4.01
     Transitional» inserted instead. The document will not be Valid until you alter the source file to reflect this new DOCTYPE. 

Please note that you have chosen one or more options that alter the content of the document before validation, or have not provided enough information to accurately validate the document. Even if no errors
   are reported below, the document will not be valid until you manually make the changes we have performed
   automatically. Specifically, if you used some of the options that override a property of the document (e.g.
   the DOCTYPE or Character Encoding), you must make the same change to the source document or the
   server setup before it can be valid. You will also need to insert an appropriate DOCTYPE Declaration or
   Character Encoding (the "charset" parameter for the Content-Type HTTP header) if any of those are

Any ideas?

Sharon F. Malone
"web design and Internet writing services"
sfmalo at 24caratdesign.com

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