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RE: Validator results

From: Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 23:24:02 -0500
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
On 1 April 2000, Christian Smith wrote:
| ...
| Simple. I'd like to propose an addition to the feature set of the
| validator such that the validator would return the results in XML instead
| of HTML (and I don't mean XHTML).

Lovely sentiment in theory, but bad idea in practice...  Why break the
validator for any/everyone out there using the validator with a browser that
doesn't understand XML?  It's difficult enough to get the current crop of
"leading edge" browsers to reliably display all elements in the HTML4
standard, let alone XML...

Brian Gilkison

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