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Re: weblint -x Netscape...

From: Peter Littlechild <peter.littlechild@swift.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 15:30:00 +0200
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-id: <380C7258.C0CC8212@swift.com>
Yes, I also use nsgmls and do a little bit of checking on the DOCTYPE. If
there's no doctype, HTML 4.0 transitional is assumed. Then I run Weblint over
the same file, and finally bung in a link to the KGV page.

It's better than nothing, but it's bog rough compared with the W3 validator.

I'm still waiting for the intranet-installable version... 8^)


Terje Bless wrote:

> On 15.10.99 at 15:18, Peter Littlechild <peter.littlechild@swift.com>
> wrote:
> >I hope this is not too off-topic.....
> Depends on how you define "too". It's off-topic in that this isn't a
> weblint mailinglist. :-)
> >c:\system\htmldtds\tmp349091.htm(698): attribute `WIDTH' for <TD> is
> >extended markup (use "-x <extension>" to allow this).
> >
> >Erm, is it possible that WIDTH is *not* a Netscape/Microsoft supported
> >extension, or what am I doing wrong?
> It's a different extension. Read the weblint documentation to find out how
> to turn it off. You may also want to get the new weblint versions from
> <URL:http://www.weblint.org/>. While the new version is still in
> development, the old version is too restricted to be of much use today.
> You should also consider using a real validator instead of or in addition
> to weblint. While weblint can offer many good pointers, it isn't a full
> SGML validator and so can't tell you whether your HTML is valid. Weblint is
> more of a stylistic check to a validator's technical evaluation.
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