Problems with OAI-PMH validation

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Problems with OAI-PMH validation

Postby rubenboada » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:11 am


I am having problems with OAI-PMH validation in my repository. I tried to pass many validators and everyone shows different errors. The OAI-PMH base URL is and the validators that I passed are: ... vider.html

The first validator said:

ERROR: Identify response well-formed but invalid: Element '{}import': Failed to parse the XML resource ''.

The second said that the administrador's email and OAI-PMH protocol version are invalids, and I reviewed the XML response and this two parameters seems OK...:

Invalid OAI-PMH protocol version .
Invalid adminEmail .

XML response:


The last doesn't show any error.

So, what is the problem? I didn't change OAI-PMH version and few weeks ago I also checked my OAI-PMH contents with the same validators and was all OK.

Thanks in advance,

Rubén Boada

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Re: Problems with OAI-PMH validation

Postby asmecher » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:15 am

Hi Rubén,

Unfortunately I'm not sure what's happening here either -- looking at the XML response served at the URL above, everything looks fine to me.

Alec Smecher
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