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RE: Web archive processing

From: Richard A. O'Keefe <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:49:36 +1300 (NZDT)
Message-Id: <200201152049.JAA153569@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
To: html-tidy@w3.org, rick.parsons@eds.com
I wrote:
	> Also, what should I do to make Tidy complain if a page
	> + does contain relative URIs,
	> - does NOT have a <base> element in the <head>?
Rick Parsons wrote:
	I don't see why it should.  It is perfectly valid HTML.  If you
	are looking for a link checker, that would be another product.
HTML Tidy does not confine itself to tidying up HTML.
It *also* probides accessibility tips.
Yes, I know that a page which contains relative URIs and does not have
a <base> element is perfectly valid.
It is also a collection of links that haven't broken YET (so a link
checker probably wouldn't notice any problem), but are just waiting
for a chance to happen, and that's a usability problem.
It's the kind of thing Tidy *could* detect quite easily,
and it's very much in the spirit of things that Tidy *does* detect
and warn about.

Note that I did not ask for Tidy to report this as a fatal error,
or to change the resulting HTML in any way, simply that I'd like it to
"complain", meaning to write a warning message (if the user requested it).
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 15:49:40 UTC

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