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POWDER validator 0.1 online

From: Phil Archer <parcher@fosi.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 18:02:08 +0100
Message-ID: <48909E90.4030406@fosi.org>
To: Public POWDER <public-powderwg@w3.org>

While Matt works to get our updated documents published and the LC 
announcement made, I've been working on a validator for POWDER docs, now 
online at [1].

I'm hampered by my lack of programming skill - what I'd like to have 
done would be to use a validating XML parser but the best example of 
that (AFAIK) is Xerces and the Perl documentation for that is 
non-existent. If only I could do as they suggest and translate from the 
C documentation. Ah well...

In the absence of that, Kev put me on to a method of using Perl modules 
I can understand that implement XPath. It's a bit rough and ready for 
now but so far it seems to work OK.

There's no upload facility yet - it just has a drop down list of 
available examples - all the ones from the DR doc and a bunch of 
(deliberately) invalid ones. I was checking through the examples from 
the DR doc and found that example 2-14 was invalid. Shurely Shome 
Mishtake in the validator? Actually no - that example really is invalid 
- the pathstartswith element in the IRI set should be 
includepathstartswith. So it was worht it just for that I reckon!

Matt - if you can put that right in the LC version of the DR doc 9and 
the external example file) I'd be most grateful. And btw - did you atch 
Kev's note about uploading the schema doc that makes rdf:resource valid?



[1] http://keg.icra.org/cgi-bin/pdrvalidate.cgi

Phil Archer
Chief Technical Officer,
Family Online Safety Institute
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Received on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 17:02:42 UTC

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