Re: Spyglass HTML Validator

Matthew James Marnell (marnellm@portia.portia.com)
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 21:38:54 -0500


Message-Id: <199610290238.VAA20513@portia.portia.com>
To: murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim)
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 28 Oct 1996 23:50:28 EST."
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Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 21:38:54 -0500
From: Matthew James Marnell <marnellm@portia.portia.com>

:>Redlining only so far as our development resources for this freeware
:>product were very limited, and the Validator uses Win95 resources to create
:>its windows, widgets, etc. The code has an OS check in it, to make sure
:>it's running under Win95, so it simply won't run under WinNT4.0, although
:>it's theoretically compatible.
:>
:>There are some registry issues to work out (which our Rumanian QA engineer
:>Vasile is looking at right now), and I expect that next release will run
:>under WinNT4.0, plus include updates to several DTDs. I'm really waiting
:>for the MSIE 3.0 DTD to be released, so we can include that one, plus
:>hopefully an update to HTML 3.2. No dates as of yet.

In light of this, are we to assume that anyone not using Win95 or
NT will ever see this product?  And getting source to port it
to something a twee bit more portable like Java or Tcl/Tk is
probably out of the question.  Pitty, that.

Matt