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RE: Validators that don't validate (...)

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 08:15:00 -0500 (EST)
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Should this be retained in our knowledge base somehow?

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> The problem is that the built-in validator isn't a real validator.  In the

Yes, you are correct.  It is relatively accurate.  It is far more accurate
than not having any form of validator.  My standard practice is to markup a
document completely using CSE 3310 in HomeSite.  When finished, I will run
it through the W3C validator to catch any stray errors like missing or
incorrect attributes, invalid entities, etc.  I fix the errors then
revalidate just to be sure.  Not as pretty as having a built-in sgmls.
However, usable.  When in doubt, I refer to the W3C for the correct answer.
It is a matter of knowing where to look when an error occurs.  In my mind,
W3C is always the definitive source.

,David Norris

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