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Re: [Bug 1793] xml report: outline

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 09:36:21 +0100
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----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "olivier Thereaux"<ot@w3.org>
    Inviato: 01/11/06 2.56.58
    A: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG"<rscano@iwa-italy.org>
    Cc: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
    Oggetto: Re: [Bug 1793] xml report: outline
    
    
    Dear Roberto,
    
    On Oct 31, 2006, at 18:38 , Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG wrote:
    > Why now is less important for W3C to show the outline of an HTML page?
    
    Please don't write such false and sensationalistic claim without  
    proof, or without actually researching the facts.
    
    Have you read the message quoted in the bug discussion?
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2006Oct/0084
    
    If you have, you will know that:
    
    * the validator is migrating to a new library, which will have big  
    benefits for validation.
    
    * One side effect of this switch is the loss of the outline feature  
    in the validator.
    
    * however, we have a tool that does outlining, and more, and better:
    http://www.w3.org/2003/12/semantic-extractor.html
    
    For the reasons above, I am reluctant to spend coding time trying to  
    put the outline feature back in the validator - I'd rather spend our  
    limited resources on making a better validator. The tool is also open  
    source, and I have seen no developer jumping in and proposing to help  
    with coding the feature back.
  
Roberto Scano:
Mmm. You said that there is a new engine and that hasn't  implemented the outline and that there are no resource and no voluntary support from external developers, but at the same time you said that there are more new tools and there will be a new one that will cover everithing.
This make me confusing that a functionality of w3c markup validator was removed in favour of another tool and that a third tool will merge all the results :-)
I think it was best to said: we don't want it in the new engine and not said always that there are no resources (in these cases w3c is like italian governments :D): if need foundraising there is the w3c sponsorship program: i think that companies that pay 50,000 for have a logo in a two day meeting will pay for have it as sponsor for w3c tools (this IMHO) otherwise if u agree i can ask to my experts to fix this missing feature.
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