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Re: Dogfood... (was: MathML 2.0, second edition)

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 09:26:16 +0200
To: W3C QA IG <www-qa@w3.org>
cc: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f02000001-1026-54E6F794940211D7B4BB0030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com> wrote:

>Let's see, I was at the end of a chain of several people, and used
>jigedit to post this with Web Commander.  If it were somehow possible to
>get a validation notification at time of posting (by Web Comm'dr, or
>other tools), then that would relieve me of having to remember every
>time, "oh yeah, has anyone validated it yet?".  It is that extra,
>voluntary step in the workflow that is problematic.

Hmmm. There seems to be two obvious solutions to this; enforce Validation in
either Web Commander[0] or the remote server at PUT time.

I'm not sufficiently familiar with the setup at either end here to evaluate
the feasability of the two. Initially I'd say that since this is an
enforcement of a publishing policy it belongs in the server and not the client
(i.e. the "authoring" end), but that may run into practical problems with e.g.
the round-robin setup or similar?

Otherwise the obvious way to go about it would be a server plugin
(module/filter for Apache) that enforces Valid content in PUT.

If that is deemed infeasible, perhaps we could prevail on Henrik to add a POST
to validator.w3.org to Web Commander.



[0] - I assume it's <http://www.w3.org/WinCom/> we're talking about here?

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