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Re: latest xmlproc module available?

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:19:48 +0100
To: Hyucheol Kim <hyucheol@cakesoft.net>
Cc: public-mobileok-checker@w3.org
Message-Id: <1181654388.6930.10.camel@cumulustier>


Le mardi 12 juin 2007 à 14:33 +0900, Hyucheol Kim a écrit :
> Currently we are developing a Korean version of Mobile Web Best
> Practices checker. 
> We are using open source version of Mobile Web Best Practices
> checker(http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/mwbp-validator/) for our
> project. 
> We found a bug in XML Well-formedness checking.
> But according to the configuration part of the installation
> instructions
> (http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2006/mwbp-validator/doc/install.html?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8), 
> this bug was fixed. But we are still having the same bug.
>  I assume that is version of checker is using later version of
> modified xmlproc module than that of 
> the http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/mwbp-validator/ version. 
> I couldn't update that module since the latest version is only
> available to the Working Group members. 
> Is it possible to use that module for our project? If it is can you
> tell me how to get it?

Actually, the current BP checker is the one in CVS - no part of it is
restricted to Working Group Members.

With regard to the bug you referred to, the bug is in fact in the
python-xml package (which is developed outside of this project
completely), and which unfortunately doesn't seem to be maintained any
longer - thus why the bug report URI doesn't work any longer.

If that can helps, it looks like the bug fix is simply a matter of
modifying the xmlutils.py file in that package, by adding the line
		self.datasize = len(self.data)
right after the line:
                self.data = self.charset_converter(self.data)
in the parse_xml_decl function (around line 722).

That said, you may be interesting to know that there is an ongoing
effort to redevelop a better software to check compliance with the Best
Practices (or more accurately, to mobileOK Basic); this work is done in
cooperation between a few of the W3C BPWG members (Google, dotMobi,
Fundaction CTIC, 7val, and W3C), to create a more reliable and more
accurate library that can be used as a basis for other tools, including
a renewed W3C mobileOK checker.

You can learn more about this on-going project at:

In particular, the in-development Java code for this new library is also
available in our public CVS repository at:

Should you be interested in participating in that effort, please let us
know, and we would be happy to give more details on this.

Kind regards,

Received on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 13:20:20 UTC

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