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Re: [Moderator Action] Validator.w3.org and Enhancements

From: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:09:24 -0500
Message-ID: <4F284A74.7040802@w3.org>
To: Ken Culp <kculp@nmu.edu>
CC: site-comments@w3.org
Hi Ken,

thanks for your proposal!

We're actually currently working on a new platform for the validators, 
and we're still exploring what we want to do with it. In the meantime, 
we're not planning to make too many improvements in the current validators.

Don't hesitate to ping us again when this is available :-)


On 01/30/2012 04:52 AM, Ken Culp wrote:
> 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 Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:09:28 UTC

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