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From: Ken Culp <kculp@nmu.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:52:53 +0000
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Greetings:
 
Please forward to the correct party…
 
Allow me to introduce myself. I am part of the Computer Science faculty at Northern Michigan University and currently I am teaching classes HTML/CSS/JavaScript. I have students use your Validator on their homework before uploading it to my server.
 
First, thanks for the Validator; it continues to improve and is a great asset for students. I have even incorporated the validator into an online exam system such that when I check a student’s HTML submitted for a quiz or homework, I validate their work with a single button click.
 
The reason for my email is that you may be interesting in incorporating my syntax highlighter DLL that takes a source file in HTML with or without imbedded CSS or JavaScript and highlights the code. The highlighting is done by bracketing various parts of the syntax with <span> elements that reference a CSS class. You can see the program in operation by going to the following site:
 
                http://mathsql.nmu.edu/highlight/
 
Using this DLL (for which there would be no charge), you could highlight the input source when a source listing is requested. Even better would be to merge the capabilities of the highlighter with your validation/syntax checking. In this way, validated source would be highlighted along with any errors. This would make the validator like compilers for other languages.
 
If you are interested,  I can make the source to the highlighter available to you. All I would ask in return is for you to help me add the syntax checking software to the highlighter on my site.
 
Thanks,
 
Ken Culp
 
Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 14:26:28 GMT

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