Flexibility for HTML validator...

From: Wes Groleau (wwgrol@ftw.rsc.raytheon.com)
Date: Thu, Sep 23 1999

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 22:35:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <37EAE1AD.9D3BBDBE@ftw.rsc.raytheon.com>
From: "Wes Groleau" <wwgrol@ftw.rsc.raytheon.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Flexibility for HTML validator...

Since the validator wants to go fetch the page from a URL fed 
to it, it cannot validate pages hidden behind a firewall.  
Perhaps this is intentional--"If you won't share your pages, 
we won't share our validator."  But if not, it might be nice 
to have an "alternate interface" where the user can cut/paste 
the entire page contents into a form.

I realize you'd have to make it really clear to people, 
"paste your HTML--do not cut from the web browser's rendering"