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Re: HTML validator

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 18:27:16 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200102041827.f14IRHx28699@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> It has been available to validate online to HTML 4.01 for some time.  What
> if I want to validate to HTML 3.2 or 4.  Wish they would put the old
> versions back up <sigh>  OR am I simply missing it!  Would like for it to be
> obvious, where I have a option to select.

The only bug in this respect, and it's presumably deliberate, is that
it validates HTML without a DOCTYPE as HTML 4.01 rather than the correct
HTML 2.0.  That probably reflects the very low level of usage of 
DOCTYPE.

If you provide it with a conforming HTML 3.2 document, it will validate
it as such.  HTML 4, I seem to remember, uses the same SYSTEM identifier
as HTML 4.01 as it is a bug fix version, rather than a real new version.

> The same could be said for the CSS validator,  I would like to validate
> against the various Levels, for example and option to select 1, 2 or 3.

I don't know of a way of doing this, but it's rather academic because
no browsers implement any particular level completely.

> Has anyone seen a javascript validator?  Ok, Ok, I will stop here <ROFL -
> Rolling On the Floor Laughing>

There is no formal specification of DOM0.

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