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Re: Issues w/ CSS validator documentation and installation

From: Damien B <night.kame@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 23:39:50 +0200
Message-ID: <48A9EC26.4060400@gmail.com>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org

Hello all,

I've sent some patches related to those problem to the CSS Validator 
commiters. Unfortunately time is a scarce resource for everybody :)


Jens Meiert wrote:
> Dear validator team,
> setting up a local instance of the CSS validator (based on CVS co on
> August 7) I noticed a few more or less severe issues. As I am not
> particularly experienced w/ neither Tomcat nor Java, and as I did not
> document all problems I came across anyway I'm keeping this short
> though.
> * Documentation (aka setup instructions [1]) is generally thin and
> vague, at best, and per se it really doesn't suffice to get the
> validator running.
> * <IndexGenerator.java> contains a wrong path, it should be
> "org/w3c/css/index/" instead of "org/w3c/css/css/".
> (* <Messages.java> might benefit from a revision as way less code
> might be necessary to achieve the desired outcome.)
> * There seems to be a general issue w/ "getFile" functions (lots of
> "cannot be found" errors), alas, I cannot tell if that is a general
> error or something "machine" specific. (It's been necessary to include
> fix path refs and to sacrifice pseudo content negotiation to work
> around these issues in my case.)
> * <build.xml> would benefit from excluding the "build" directory from
> being copied (thus slowing down the process); adding "<exclude
> name="build/**"/>" should fix that.
> I suggest the documentation to be updated and extended and the code to
> be checked again. Also, if W3C's CVS trunk must not only contain code
> that is tested and working, a note pointing that out might be a good
> thing.
> Thanks,
>  Jens.
> [1] http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/DOWNLOAD.html
Received on Monday, 18 August 2008 21:43:33 UTC

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