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

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 09:19:28 +0100
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>, David Peaslee <peasleed@lanecc.edu>, W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>, W3C WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010124092104-r01010600-75bf2255@10.0.0.2>
On 24.01.01 at 01:52, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org> wrote:

>I think the sticking block here will be the load on the validator

Yes, this is what holds this feature back. It's on the TODO list, and not
particularly difficult to implement (moderately work intensive, but not
really difficult), but the overhead would be significant. This is also why
you can't just have the Validator return an image indicating "Valid/Not
Valid" (serves a similar purpose as the requested feature).

OTOH, nothing stops you from using URLMinder to do just that. Nick Kew also
provides this exact feature (for a small fee IIRC) in Site Valet at
<URL:http://valet.webthing.com/>. Highly reccomended! I think Nick is even
on this list in connection with adding WAI-related features to Site Valet.
:-)



BTW, There is a mailinglist for the W3C HTML Validation Service where
feature requests should probably be sent (or at least copied) to make sure
they get picked by the right people. See
<URL:http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/> for details.
Received on Wednesday, 24 January 2001 03:21:17 GMT

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