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Re: validator - how true is it?

From: Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 12:47:53 +0100
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050115114753.16881@mail.visualclick.de>

Well, so let's assume I am a dumb user. I go to <http://jigsaw.w3.org/
css-validator/> and see...

olivier Thereaux wrote:
>The validator has a public database of bugs

Where is the link to the bug-database and the wording that makes me aware
of it that there actually _is_?

>, its homepage mentions 
>constant bug-fixes in every release,

Where is the prominent link to its homepage? I cannot find any.

>validation results note that some 
>technologies' support is incomplete,

I'm sorry, but I do not get any mention of this in any of my testing. In
German, my test result text is:

--snip--
Ergebnisse des W3C CSS-Validator mit Objekt: file://localhost/TextArea

Damit Ihr CSS-Stylesheet wie gewünscht funktioniert, benötigen Sie einen
korrekten Parsebaum des Dokuments. Das bedeutet, daß Sie validiertes HTML
verwenden sollten.

Fehler

URI : file://localhost/TextArea
	· 	Zeile: 1 Kontext : test 

 Die Eigenschaft colorx existiert nicht  : red 

Kein Stylesheet gefunden
--snip--


>the FAQ[1] suggests that 
>validation results should be taken with a grain of salt, etc.

Where is the link on the Validator homepage? I cannot find it!

Additionally, I click on "Documentation" on the validation page, and in
that document as well, there is no mention that results might contain
bugs, or where the FAQ is, or where the validator's homepage is.

See also my bug filed a while ago against the CSS validation service:
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=892>

Regards, Christian.
Received on Saturday, 15 January 2005 11:48:30 GMT

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