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Re: [logvalidator] Online logvalidator ?

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 19:10:53 +0100
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
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Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:

>On Tue, 2002-11-05 at 09:24, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

Argh! I /knew/ there was something I'd forgotten to reply to. :-(

>>The logvalidator is (unfortunately, libwww is a pain sometimes...) not
>>so easy to install,
>
>Hmm, what do you mean?  "perl -MCPAN -e shell", "install LWP" or use ppm
>with ActivePerl or use the pre-packaged version from an OS vendor?

I think Olivier means that LogValidator isn't too easy to install; it has
some dependancies and it's partially implemented as a module and not a
"script". LWP is merely "moderately hard" to install. :-)


>>and since I believe it's a cool service, I'd be tempted to create an
>>online version : people would upload a log file (could be big,
>>though...), fill in a few necessary fields, and voila!
>
>Sounds kind of neat, but I wouldn't feel comfortable uploading my
>server's logs to a public service.  If I'd host such a service myself, I
>think it could be useful.

I agree. This is more a tool for use behind a firewall and on the internet
then on the Internet or provided by the W3C. Even though I'm sure there
would be interest for it, it encourages unsafe practices and careless
treatement of sensitive data.


>>Besides, that'd be a replacement for a recursive validator, which we're
>>not likely to provide soon.
>>
>>Thoughts? Worth working on?
>
>Why not, especially because of the "recursive validator" idea.

Always worth working on if you can spare the time; especially if a localy
installable version could be produced. But for a recursive Validator, I
think the time would be better spent on actually producing a recursive
Validator. :-)

And it isn't necessarily that far off. Depending on when we decide to
feature freeze 0.7.0 it could go in as early as that or in the next version
after 0.7.0 (1.0?). Of course, it may also not make it in this side of the
heat death of the universe... :-)

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