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

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 09:38:36 +0200
Message-Id: <199910090836.KAA19334@vals.intramed.rito.no>
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
On 08.10.99 at 23:28, Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com> wrote:

>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.

Hmm, the language of the content can be determined programatically in well
formed HTML. Stripping out HTML elements and passing the result through an
appropriate spell checker for the language should be doable provided such a
spell checker can be found. Ispell and similar tools will probably fill
most needs.

Specifying a dictionary is merely an optimization aide. Lacking one, you
would need to check against all available dictionaries for the language.
Received on Saturday, 9 October 1999 04:37:17 UTC

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