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Re: Bug(?) Report for Dave Raggett.

From: <JAMESICUS@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 09:03:43 EST
Message-ID: <dd.5796fc.25b86fbf@aol.com>
To: lvirden@cas.org, html-tidy@w3.org
In a message dated 1/20/00 5:42:30 AM US Mountain Standard Time, Larry Virden 
wrote:

>  There is a web site out there somewhere - is it the w3.org one? - which
>  not only lists the errors, but also lists the reason for the error and
>  the action that should be taken, giving the user hyperlinks to appropriate
>  standards, etc. 
>  
>  Anyone remember which one of the online validators this is?<snip>  

The W3C Validator does this, although maybe not in a very warm fuzzy way. It 
is much easier to pinpoint and correct errors if the "Show Source Input" 
block is checked.  Not all Validators are up to date - in concert with - 
valid HTML standards or use correct DTD's (Document Type Descriptions). IMHO 
an excellent primer regarding Validators can be found at:

All Things Web - Understanding HTML Validation

http://pantos.org/atw/h-valid.html  

There are clickable hyperlinks to validation tools (via logos) on the pages 
of the mini-site listed in my signature block.  Without wishing to appear 
self-serving, I ask those interested to visit the "Standards Now" and 
"Campaign for a non-Browser specific WWW" (also has excellent information 
regarding Validation) web pages. 

James Pickering
Tucson, Arizona
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