Re: Processing instructions for style tweaks?

Dave Raggett (dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
Tue, 13 Dec 94 10:27:23 GMT


From: Dave Raggett <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <9412131027.AA13284@dragget.hpl.hp.com>
Subject: Re: Processing instructions for style tweaks?
To: glenn@stonehand.com
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 94 10:27:23 GMT
Cc: www-html@www0.cern.ch

Glenn Adams writes:

> The practical problem with putting a validator in the browser is size
> and performance penalties.  I think this is another argument for pushing
> validation onto the server.

This argument is nonsense. Arena is able to detect markup errors trivially,
and the real (but not very hard) work is in being able to recover from errors.
That said, I agree that good server toolkits should include reporting tools
for finding problem files, and even fixing them. My "tidy" tool turns bad
html into good conformant html, and is available from SoftQuad.
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