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getting markup validator 0.8 ready in sync with opensp 1.5.2

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 15:08:58 +0900
Message-Id: <F9BC67EF-8D00-46D2-BF41-777EA9630E50@w3.org>
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>

Hi all (Bjoern and Terje especially).

Monitoring the openjade-devel list at sourceforge, I've noticed that  
opensp 1.5.2 would soon be ready, which is a very good news for us.  
It would be good to make progress toward releasing version 0.8 of the  
markup validator around the same time, or at least distribute the  
tasks in that direction.

As far as I can tell the summary Bjoern gave in [1] is still correct:  
0.8.0-dev is functional, except for a few features missing (outline,  
parse tree, raw errors, esis?)

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qa-dev/2005Sep/0010.html

Among the missing features, outline may reasonably be dropped (your  
opinions?) Not that it's not useful, but it's definitely not the core  
of the validator, and there are other tools out there that do it  
better, e.g [2]. On the other hand, parse tree and the display of raw  
errors are very useful for debugging purposes, and directly related  
to the core function of the validator.

[2] http://www.w3.org/2003/12/semantic-extractor.html

I am not yet familiar enough with SGML::Parser::OpenSP to really know  
what it would take to bring these functionalities back. Bjoern, maybe  
you could explain this quickly?


BTW, loosely related, the instance of check 0.8.0 on my mac machine,  
(running custom opensp 1.5.2pre and spo 0.99 which Bjoern provided  
me, I recall), now dies with:
Unexpected error message format at /Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread- 
multi-2level/SGML/Parser/OpenSP.pm line 44
I suspect my version of SPO is outdated, will try to install from CVS  
soon.

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