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W3C Validation Problem/Bug?

8:27 pm on Oct 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm a big believer in W3C validation, not sure it's as relevant these days but I'm finding something odd when I check my pages and would like to get to the bottom of what's going on.

When I'm checking my page(s), 1/3 times I get the following error:

Line 1, Column 1: end of document in prolog

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.o

Every other time it validates fine.

The above error description states:

This error may appear when the validator receives an empty document. Please make sure that the document you are uploading is not empty, and report any discrepancy.

Clearly this is not the case, as the document is there and if I can even see the source code when the option is checked.

Any ideas?
11:42 am on Oct 30, 2011 (gmt 0)


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this is purely a guess but perhaps the validator is having intermittent problems accessing the DTD.