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  • Here is the leading HTML of my site, http://www.cemh.eclipse.co.uk/Index.html:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
    <meta name="description" content="Personal Website: Charles Macfarlane - Poetry, Songs, Music; Java Jive - Technical Support" />
    <meta name="keywords" content="charles macfarlane harrison, poetry, songs, music, java jive, technical support" />
    <meta name="Author" content="Charles Macfarlane Harrison" />
    <meta name="msvalidate.01" content="DCC8EC82D2A640A6B6FD8D61BE605076" />

    I've tried moving the msvalidate.01 meta tag in front of the other metas and removing the
    leading <TAB> characters, all to no avail. The site still will not authenticate. Please
    can this problem be solved?

    I see similar problems here from other exasperated webmasters. This is hardly rocket
    science! Why the big problems?

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 3:06 PM

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  • Hi Java,

     

    Sorry you are having difficulties. As I am sure you are aware, these tools are still in beta and we are working out the bugs. Have you tried validation through the XML option?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Brett

    Friday, April 4, 2008 10:24 PM
  • Thanks for the reply ...

    I have not tried the XML option because:
    a) I note others seem to be having just as many problems with that option.
    b) I wouldn't have thought there was much that could go wrong in simply reading correctly a tag that has been set up correctly (the above clip was taken via Firefox's 'View Source' option for my Index.html page)  -  if the mechanism can't do that correctly, what greater chance it'll work with an equivalent XML file?
    c) It seems clear to me that the problem is with MS and to try XML is inconvenient as I would have to erase and then reregister the site, which I have already done once because I thought initially that the problem might be that I'd only registered the site location, not a given page  -  that is, originally I has it registered as ...
    http://www.cemh.eclipse.co.uk
    ... not ...
    http://www.cemh.eclipse.co.uk/Index.html
    Friday, April 4, 2008 11:12 PM
  • I understand this might be inconvenient; however, please understand these tools are still in beta which means we know there are still bugs and we are working to fix them in future releases.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Brett

    Friday, April 4, 2008 11:46 PM
  • Have now tried the LiveSearchSiteAuth.xml file method also, as expected without success.


    Could file format be an issue?  My files are PC / ANSI format: that is the lines end in CRLF rather than just LF, and are 8-bit rather than 16-bit encoded.  Is the server's software expecting something different?
    Saturday, April 5, 2008 11:38 AM
  • Have now tried the LiveSearchSiteAuth.xml file method also, as expected without success.

    Could file format be an issue?  According to TextPad, my files are PC / ANSI format  -  that is they are 8-bit rather than 16-bit encoded, and each line ends in a CRLF rather than either just a CR or LF on its own.  What file format is the server software expecting?

    Saturday, April 5, 2008 11:43 AM
  • What the hell is going on?  This is my third attempt to reply!

    Have now tried the LiveSearchSiteAuth.xml file method also, as expected without success.

    Could file format be an issue?  According to TextPad, my files are PC / ANSI format  -  that is they are 8-bit rather than 16-bit encoded, and each line ends in a CRLF rather than either just a CR or LF on its own.  What file format is the server software expecting?

    Saturday, April 5, 2008 11:46 AM
  • utf-8

     

    Friday, May 30, 2008 9:17 PM