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The timelimit to the W3C service exceeded

Apr 2, 2013 8:01 AM

Tags: #check #w3c_validator


most time I start a W3C-Check in Dreamweaver CS6 it returns an error.




(translated: The timelimit of the request  to the W3C Service exceeded. The service or your internet connection seem to be not available)


My internet connection works fine.

So, what can I do to establish a stable connection? Or is it possible to download the latest W3C definitions regularly and use them offline?

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    Apr 2, 2013 8:15 AM   in reply to Enbit

    The error message indicates that you are getting a timeout waiting for the w3 site to load. Can you browse directly to

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    Apr 3, 2013 5:30 AM   in reply to Enbit

    Enbit wrote:


    It seems to be that my connection to the website of the W3C Markup Validation Service is nearly as bad as the Dreamweaver checkup service.


    Is there a way to download the definitions, so I can use them offline when needed?


    No - sorry.

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    Apr 3, 2013 6:04 AM   in reply to MurraySummers

    Actually, the Firefox Add-On called Html Validator has, in my experience, been a fairly decent offline validator and uses the same processes as the W3c validator.


    Basically, you get validation any time you Preview In Browser with Firefox once it's installed.

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