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Re: Proposal: Don't to XML wf-ness checks on text/html pages [was: Validator timeout and XML-LibXML bug]

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 16:46:46 -0500
To: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Message-Id: <25B0A7B3-D9A9-4D51-8ACE-10E5B76DDE7C@w3.org>
Cc: public-qa-dev@w3.org, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, ted@w3.org, "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>, jean-gui@w3.org, tgambet@w3.org

On 18 Jun 2010, at 4:41 PM, Ville Skyttä wrote:

> On Saturday 19 June 2010, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>
>> Out of curiosity, is there a more abstract UI that would be useful to
>> people (hiding at first glance the well-formedness test, for  
>> example):
>>
>>  * I am interested in maximum browser compatibility
>>  * I am interested in XML-compatibility, and am ok with extra
>> processing
>>
>> I made up those two, but perhaps there is a simpler interface for
>> newbies.
>
> Not that I'm aware of.  But if it does, not that it matters to me  
> personally
> much, I'm not sure if it would be appropriate to call it a  
> "validator" -- that
> term has a pretty strong formal odor.

And since that odor attracts a lot of people maybe we shouldn't mess  
with it...

  _ Ian

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