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Re: Can the W3C HML validaor send email when the page becomes invalid (was Re: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?)

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 12:55:51 -0500
Message-Id: <200101221752.MAA320963@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>, David Peaslee <peasleed@lanecc.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
The function you are describing is equivalent to the Errors-to: header in
email.

A review of the latest email RFCs and the site [overview] profile for RDF
would
see if this is covered in that scheme.  But it seems dead easy to go ahead and
just put:

<meta name="SMTP-equiv" value="Errors-To:&ltedress&gt">

and create a backward-compatible option in that way.

Al

At 04:28 PM 2001-01-22 +0000, Brian Kelly wrote:
>David Peaslee sent this message to the <www-html@w3.org> and
><www-talk@w3.org> lists.
>
>A reason not to have a text-only page is the difficulty on maintaining
>separate resources.
>
>Looking at the page referred to in the message, I notice that it has an
>XHTML Valid icon, and is linked back to the W3C's XHTML validator (and the
>page is still valid).
>
>I suspect that many pages which started off valid become corrupted when they
>are updated.
>
>Would it be worthwhile suggesting to W3C (and other organisations such as
>CAST) that these validation services could ask for the email address of a
>page author, and periodically check that a page is still valid, and send
>email if it's not.
>
>There are similar services which will send email if a page contains broken
>links.
>
>There is a business model for providing subscriber-funded services - and
>probably not too much software development work needed to develop a free
>one.
>
>Brian
>--------------------------------------------------------------
>Brian Kelly
>UKOLN
>University of Bath
>BATH
>BA2 7AY
>Email: B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk
>Phone: (+44) 1225 323943
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Peaslee" <peasleed@lanecc.edu>
>To: <bmilloy@interlog.com>; <WStreett@mail.monmouth.com>; <chas@munat.com>;
><aswartz@swartzfam.com>
>Cc: <sean@mysterylights.com>; <www-html@w3.org>; <www-talk@w3.org>
>Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 4:06 PM
>Subject: RE: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?
>
>
>I author a web page that uses both HTML and a text only page using XHTML.
><http://www.lanecc.edu/disability/disabled.htm>http://www.lanecc.edu/disab
ility/disabled.htm
>Why can you not add a text only page for users who are needing to access
>informaton from your internet page?
>
>David Peaslee, AT tech
>Disability Services
>Lane Community College
>4000 E 30th Ave
>Eugene, OR 97405
>(541) 747-4501 x 2150
>peasleed@lanecc.edu
>
>>>> "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com> 01/21/01 12:57PM >>>
>Wilbur Streett:
>"If you want to help the blind do it yourself, don't force the burden onto
>others."
>
>
>So he should go to all the owners of web sites whose pages are inaccessible
>to the blind and offer his services for free? Let's see, if he can fix one
>site a day, he'll be finished in, oh... where's my calculator. Hmmm. Well! I
>guess he'll never finish.
>
>What exactly are you recommending, Mr. Streett?
>
>Charles F. Munat,
>Seattle, Washington
>  
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