W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-validator-cvs@w3.org > January 2005

[Bug 838] Upload Validation doesn't work on IE6 SP2 (WinXP SP2)

From: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 08:57:38 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1CrY8I-0001tN-K6@wiggum.w3.org>


------- Additional Comments From tex@i18nguy.com  2005-01-20 08:57 -------
Well, I am a little perplexed as to the concern for looking for a meta 
statement. If someone updates a plain text file to be validated by a tool that 
is expecting either HTML or XHTML, finding a META statement in there, or for 
that matter simply treating the file as markup, isn't going to do any real 
harm. I assume that a validator is written to be prepared for all sorts of 
incorrect markup. Why not just process the file as if it were xml or html, give 
a warning about the content-type, and if suitable initial markup isn't found 
within a reasonable # of lines, bail out, otherwise continue as if the content
-type were specified?

I am concerned that since this has been around for several months, users that 
run into this a) are going off to use other validators, or of more concern b) 
people will opt to simply not validate and as a result many more ill-formed 
pages are being added to the web.
Received on Thursday, 20 January 2005 20:39:14 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:17:19 UTC