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Re: Markup Validator: group categories of errors

From: Antonio Cavedoni <antonio@cavedoni.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 15:34:01 +0100
Message-Id: <E5DCECE4-A591-42CF-9AE9-DF4B4AE065BA@cavedoni.org>
Cc: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>

On 9 Nov 2005, at 15:01, David Dorward wrote:
> Given that one error can be a consquence of another error, the order
> that the errors appear in is important. I suspect grouping errors
> would, while making the results less intimidating, also make them
> harder to work with.

In the long run, I think less intimidating means more people actually  
using the validator as a tool instead of being scared by it,  
especially on pages with 356 errors: how is one supposed to be  
handling *that*?

But I do agree with you about errors being consequences of one  
another, so fixing one would fix lots of others in cascade, and I  
donít think adding yet another option would be a good idea at this  
point.

Still, I think thereís value in grouping errors as I said before:  
what do other people think?

Is there a way to include it without breaking the current (and  
useful) behavior, or is it a bad idea altogether?
-- 
Antonio
Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2005 14:34:06 GMT

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