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Alternate home page for Validator

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:51:25 +0200
Message-Id: <199910171843.UAA15847@vals.intramed.rito.no>
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Attached is the index.html that I use locally for the validator. I thought
it might be interesting as a curiosity of sorts. Feel free to use any way
you want, provided the original restrictions for the W3C Validator are
followed (IIRC, that means you can do anything you like with it except sell
it to someone as your own work).

This version is HTML 4.0 Strict using the W3C's Core Styles. I've chosen
the "Oldstyle" style sheet, but you can easily change it to any of
"Chocolate", "Midnight", "Modernist", "Steely", "Swiss", "Traditional" and
"Ultramarine" by changing the LINK element in the HEAD section (look for
"Oldstyle" and replace with, say, "Midnight").

It'll look best in Mozilla (M10 is pretty good, BTW) or MSIE 5 since they
have the best support for CSS, but since the Core Styles play tricks based
on the User-Agent field it should not tickle any of the bugs in less
CSS-savvy browsers. It'll also work fine in browser with no support for CSS
or with CSS turned off.

If there are any problems with it, let me know and I'll tar and gzip, uhm,
I mean feather, myself. :-)


Be aware that the FORM in this version uses POST and "multipart/form-data"
for submission instead of the GET with "application/x-www-form-url-encoded"
that the original uses. This is in preparation for the FORM based file
upload code I'm working on. If you don't like it, or are using a version of
"check" prior to the landing of the CGI.pm patch, you can delete the
"enctype" attribute on the FORM and change the "method" attribute to "GET"
to get the old behaviour back. This version should work fine for most
people though.


Gerald, if you want it (I know it's not exactly a code contribution ;D),
you can consider this a patch submission for the validator. Feel free to
help yourself. :-)


Received on Sunday, 17 October 1999 14:44:33 GMT

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