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  • Question

  • After putting in the appropiate META tag and value into the home page of a site, verification returns with:

    Verification error

    Sorry, we couldn't verify that you manage that website. Please try again.


    I receive the verification error for the following web sites:


    http://www.nemostar.com.au/

    http://www.commart.com.au/


    Any ideas?

    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:20 AM

Answers

  • We have implemented a fix for this issue.  Please try it again and let us know how it goes.  Thanks.

     

    Jeremiah

     

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 3:25 AM

All replies

  • There are 2 forms of verification available the meta tag and an Xml file
    Have you tried verifying using the xml file instead? and seeing if it works that way
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:34 PM
  • Thank you for the suggestion.

    The XML File verification method works for both sites - I had to remove the sites and add them again with the XML File verification method.

    The XML File verification method was not chosen initially as it is less convenient - I have to bypass our content management system to upload the file to the web server.

    Any idea as to why the META tag verification method failed?

    Thank you for your help.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:30 AM
  • Stephen, there is currently a bug we are tracking in the way that we parse your page to validate the meta tags. I believe the issue was that you didn't include the trailing "/>" in the meta tags on your site. We are working on a fix for this and should have it deployed soon.

     

    nate

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 4:12 AM
  •  

    I have the same problem with verify

     

    http://www.antoniodya.com/

    http://blog.antoniodya.com/

     

    The meta-tag no work.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:14 AM
  • Actually, the pages are valid "HTML 4.0.1 Transitional" and thus a trailing "/>" does not apply.

    cf: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nemostar.com.au%2F

    If the pages were XHTML then that would be the case.

    Ah, the joys of parsing web pages

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:33 PM
  • The meta-tag no work any way. The blog page is in XHTML. It is automatically modified as follows:

     

    Code Block

     

     Original: <meta name="msvalidate.01" content="0000..." />

     Modified: <meta content='0000...' name='msvalidate.01' />

     

     

    It is the same. But perhaps the validator is by comparing the entire string and not the content and value of each separately. Hence the mistake I suppose.

     

    Greetings.
    Saludos.
    Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:47 PM
  • We have implemented a fix for this issue.  Please try it again and let us know how it goes.  Thanks.

     

    Jeremiah

     

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 3:25 AM
  • Thanks, but no. The problem continues.

     

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 3:56 AM