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End Tag “br” – W3C HTML Validation Error [SOLVED]

13 Mar
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If you try to validate your code to the HTML 4 W3C standard and the following validation error message is displayed then follow these steps on how to resolve this issue.

The Line number will be different for your coded project and will tell you exactly where the problem in the code is located.

Line 521: End tag “br”.

If you have the tag e.g:


You will need to change this to the following:


This will have resolved that error message. Repeat this for all other occurrences.

Please note: In XHTML the following line break codes can both be used:

<br /> and <br>

In HTML5 and XHTML both of the line breaks above can be used but <br> is preferred.

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Bad value for attribute “href” on element “a”: Illegal character in query: space is not allowed. [SOLVED]

12 Mar
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If you have received the following W3C validation error then this will help you solve the issue.

Line 290: Bad value for attribute “href” on element “a”: Illegal character in query: space is not allowed.

onclick=”, ”, ‘menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600’);return false;”>

Remove the 2 spaces in the code:

this.href, ”, ‘menubar=no,toolbar

The code should now read:


The issue will now be resolved.


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How to solve the “apple-touch-icon-precomosed” W3C Validation Error [SOLVED]

12 Mar
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How to solve the “apple-touch-icon-precomosed” W3c Validation Error message.

If your code reads like the following then it will need to be changed to the code further below.

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon-precomosed” sizes=”57×57″ href=”×57.png” />

Change the above code to the following (Removing “-precomosed”:

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon” sizes=”57×57″ href=”×57.png” />

Now this error message will have been resolved and repeat this change for any other occurences in your code.

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If Skype will not install then try this work around using the portable version

25 Mar
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I tried uninstalling Skype which completed successfully but it was still installed on the computer so therefore I could not update to a later version of Skype.


In the end I installed the Skype Portable version and this allowed me to use Skype again. I installed it on my PC and it can also be installed on a USB drive if required.

Download Link:

Skype Portable Version (Allows you to install on PC or on USB Dongle)


I tried the following steps and still had no luck. They may work for you so have kept the details noted below:

I uninstalled Skype by going to the following on Windows 7:

Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features > Then clicking on Skype and clicking the “Uninstall/Change” button and choosing uninstall.

I completed this step and Skype was no longer appearing on the Programs & Features list but it was still installed.

I then had to do the following:

First, uninstall Skype again then have a look in C:\Users>{yourname}>AppData for any Skype folders which might be clinging on to settings you want to bin. Also, hit Windows key and R together then type regedit into the Open box an hit Enter. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Skype and delete the entire key then click Edit and Find, type in Skype and delete any further references you find by hitting Function 3 to find the next one every time. Leave the Registry by the File menu Exit and restart the computer twice. That should do it

If you try to install a newer Skype version and get this error message:

Installing Skype failed; code 1638

After spending hours on attempting to get this to work I gave up as it was not a high priority for me when Skype Portable works fine.



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WordPress Error – Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

01 Mar
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Blog down! Displays this:

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.


Just remove the file called “.maintainance” in your base folder (Folder that contains index.php of WordPress). Sometimes this file will be hidden so you will need to unhide hidden files.


Hope this helps as it solved my issue!

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Steam – Error “Could not connect to Steam network”

27 Dec
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I had trouble playing games on “Steam” as the following error message kept coming up:

Error “Could not connect to Steam network”

This error was nothing to do with the steam servers or my Internet connection, it was down to the disk space where Steam is installed had run out and I only had 14MB free so it wouldn’t start steam as there was an update that it couldn’t do.

This was due to me buying the THQ Bundle of games and filling my hard drive.

Hope this gets someone else out the problem that I had over Christmas 27_12_2012.



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BubbleUPnP Error: “Browse error: Current state of service prevents invoking that action. Connection error or no response received”

29 Nov
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Using BubbleUPnP on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android phone I had the following error message when connecting to my DNS-323 NAS Server.

“Browse error: Current state of service prevents invoking that action. Connection error or no response received”

How I rectified this issue was simply logging into the admin page for the DNS-323 in the browser on the computer e.g: “” (Thats just an example IP address.)

1.Advanced Tab.
2. UPnP AV SERVER (on left hand side menu)
3. Click the Enable check box.

Now retry connecting with BubbleUPnP App for Android and voila! It connected.

Hope this helps.

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Word Press Error Message

10 Jun
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The following word press error message seems to occur if you have exceeded your webspace on your server and you try to update wordpress.

Error Message:

Download failed.: Failed writing body (409 != 1448)

So make some room and then apply the latest wordpress 3.3.2 update and all will work fine.

Hope this is helpfull

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PHP Web Stat – Problem with recreating the cache

08 Jan
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If you get a problem with the PHP Web Stat counter not loading and saying the following message then I have a possible solution.

Error Message:
PHP Web Stat Updating Stat Cache ErrorPlease wait…
Updating stat cache!
This process can take a few seconds.


If the problem occurs, no Finish button will appear by creating the cache, the following approach could solve this problem:

FIX 1:
Browser = Internet Explorer?
The problem should not occur

Browser = Firefox?
When using this browser the following setting will help:
1. Open “about:config” in the firefox browser. (Instead of “” use “about:config” this will access the FireFox configuration file.
2. Select the value “network.http.redirection-limit” or copy and paste it from here and search the config file for this value.
3. Choose the right mouse button and choose “Edit” or “Modify”
4. Change the default value from “20” to “100”
5. Confirm with the OK button
6. Exit browser and restart
7. Ready


Fix 2:

If the problem still persists try this:
When you have installed the counter visit the address e.g:

The sysinfo.php page will show you green tick, yellow caution signs and red crosses.

What they mean:

Green Tick = Everything fine.
Yellow Caution = Possibly delete the file such as update.php
Red Cross = Problem with permissions on the file or folder.

You need to fix all these issues to make sure your counter works correctly.

Easiest way would be to log into FTP program and right click on each file and folder to change the permission to what it either states in the manual or like below:

A useful page to access when the counter is not working correctly is the admin page located here for example:

Another very useful page is the admin area called “Statistic Backup” always create a statistic backup when you make any modification and also on a regular basis incase of hacking or file loss etc.

The developers forum is located here:

Apart from this problem the counters they offer are really easy to setup and great to monitor website visitors. We at NerdorTurd have purchased PHP Web Stat to monitor our visitors.
If you are interested please visit:




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