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RE: validator download

From: Gary Alderman <galderman@intelink.gov>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 15:46:17 -0400 (EDT)
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <36FFA7EA9FE1D211A25A00C04F68F86F0395D9@jetsam.ncsc.mil>
> On 18.10.99 at 13:28, Ulrich Wisser <u.wisser@luna-park.de> wrote:
> >where can I download a functional copy of validator.

> On 19.10.99 at 09:30, Peter Littlechild <peter.littlechild@swift.com>
> wrote:
> >I'm still waiting for the intranet-installable version... 8^)

Yes, indeed.  I grabbed a copy of "check" (v1.7) shortly after Gerald
first made it available and hacked my way through the steps which 
Terje just reiterated.  I found I had to perform extensive hacking
about, much of it related to the actual displayed HTML.  Along the 
way I have installed Phillipe Le Hegaret's "CSS Validator" from 
I have also provided a link to a copy of "tidy".

I have hungered for a DTD-aware "weblint" which understands
HTML 4.0.  Modifying weblint's internal tables to update it from
HTML 3.2 to HTML 4.0 is vaguely possible, I suppose, but it
doesn't seem like the right way to go.

I found that I needed to make so very many changes to the
early "check" to operate on my intranets that I have pretty 
much given up trying to track the actual code development 
here.  The CVS "diffs" really don't help me too much.  (The 
diff between my v1.7 and v1.40 is of course daunting by now.) 
As I study the problem of upgrading, I guess I need to look 
both at Gerald's W3C version and Liam's WDG version.

Gerald, Terje, Liam, et al (whoever writes code):  Please keep 
in mind those of us who need to run the validator on separate 
networks not connected to the Internet.  Please consider
"parameterizing" variables to permit easy porting.  
(This includes all links to Internet addresses.)
Please also consider perhaps segregating the displayed HTML,
particularly "header" and "footer" stuff, into separate 
subroutines to make it easier to customize.

Thanks for listening,
Gary Alderman
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 1999 15:46:57 UTC

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