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Re: CSS validator, HTML validator, using direct input option

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:43:38 +0300
To: Kerry Ruddock <kerry.ruddock@hotmail.com>, "www-validator-css@w3.org" <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2469cb20-2b0a-18e6-7479-6a9102b69112@cs.tut.fi>
21.7.2016, 0:39, Kerry Ruddock wrote:

> I use the W3C CSS validator by direct input.
> One of the most obvious features that appears to be missing is having
> a button to perform
> the function of clearing the window of CSS code.

Any browser should have a simple tool for clearing a particular text 
input area (which is what this is about). E.g. on Windows, click on the 
area and enter Ctrl+A Ctrl+X. Or just Ctrl+A if the next operation is 
pasting something there and typing something there.

> Currently, the only way I can clear the code of the CSS Validator window
> is by selecting and cutting
> it out before I am able copy and re-paste my fixed CSS code back into
> the W3C CSS validator.

You can normally do this in a simple and fast manner, possibly faster 
than by clicking on a destruction button.

> A clear button would be appreciated by everyone that uses this free service.

No, it would not. A “clear button” is really a destruction button that 
irrevocably removes all data entered by the user in the form. (This 
would include any non-default settings for the dropdowns.)

Even though people mostly paste text in the area, they may type it (and 
intend to copy and paste it if it validates). Wiping out all the input 
when you accidentally hit a destruction button is very frustrating.

Received on Saturday, 23 July 2016 06:44:07 UTC

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