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File Format: Unrecognized - View as HTML

 5:57 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

My site that has been around for a long time never has been listed properly with Google.
Under the listing it says.

File Format: Unrecognized - View as HTML

I checked my log file and Googlebot comes to the robots.txt file and recieved a 200 message. But when it comes to the any other page it does not recieve a status code at all. Could this be the problem?



 7:54 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

go to google and search for "html check" with quotes. I would check the html to see what the problems are.


 9:19 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone know of a free place that also helps you fix the coding.

With all the advertisments and other programs I buy, I just can't afford another $60 fee while sites are slow.



 9:33 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

there are many, go to google and type "html check" with the quotes.


 9:47 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

It looks like your pages are not served as text/html.
Try a header viewer like [delorie.com ]
WebmasterWorld has one too, but I can't find it..


 9:53 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok, i'll check again. I can only find ones that let you know you have problems here here and here but none that tell you how to fix without joining.


 2:12 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try the search terms: "html validator"

These results list many free validation resources.



 7:36 pm on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

[validator.w3.org...] for HTML validation.

[jigsaw.w3.org...] for CSS validation.


 8:16 pm on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, jojo88.

The problem is related to the mime type of the page, rather than a validation problem. Your pages should be being served with the mime type "text/html".

If you click on Control Panel in the menu at the top of this page, then go to the Server Headers option in the left-hand menu. Enter your site address, and you should get something resembling this:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK 
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 20:14:06 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.31 (Unix)
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.8
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

Then post what you get in this thread (masking any references to your site, if any).

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