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Re: What is missing in the W3C Validator? (was: What is "validation"?)

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 23:28:01 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19991008232801.00936ca0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
At 07:59 AM 10/09/1999 +0200, Terje Bless wrote:
>Anything else that is needed? More information like page size, download
>times, link checking and spell checking?

Many of these features are provided by sites such as websitegarage.com
and so on, but typically do them very poorly.  (Page size and download
time are included with Bobby, BTW.)

Spell checking would need to be rather configurable; in fact, it might
be a reasonable use of META or LINK to specify a dictionary with a
given page for spellchecker benefits.  I don't know if any work has
been done toward this goal, though.

Ideally, things like the LANG attribute should become references to
URIs that give formal machine-readable syntax, meaning, and pro-
nunciation definitions for each language, rather than relying on a
constant set to be maintained separately.  Of course, this is now way
off topic for www-validator so I'll stop.

--Kynn

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