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Re: [Bug 1793] xml report: outline

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 10:03:05 +0900
Message-Id: <2B713C3D-9CED-4C28-9DA2-E5022356751F@w3.org>
Cc: "'Johannes Koch'" <koch@w3development.de>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>

Dear Roberto,

On Nov 2, 2006, at 02:46 , Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG wrote:
> So at now there is no tool of W3C that give outline

There is. The semantic extractor does it just fine. The example you  
quote is a page that has broken markup and isn't even well formed.  
So, indeed, it makes the xslt-based semantic extractor trip. Try it  
on a proper web page, however, and it will work.

As I mentioned a few times already, we are not letting go of this  
feature in the markup validator for the fun of it. No project has  
unlimited resources, and the development of the markup validator is  
no exception. The priority for the markup validator is validation,  
and using a new third-party library to provide better, faster  
validation for all makes sense. Even if it means, for now,  
sacrificing a feature that is not related to validation (sadly  
bothering less than 1% of our user base) and covered by another tool.

Let me reiterate that the validator is open source: if you care about  
a feature at risk, working on code and submitting a patch will get  
you better results than endless arguments on mailing-lists. You wrote  
you could "ask to [your] experts to fix this missing feature".  
Please, feel free to do so.

Kind regards,
Received on Thursday, 2 November 2006 01:03:17 UTC

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