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Validator option suggestion

From: Patrick D. F. Ion <ion@ams.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 14:03:42 -0500
Message-ID: <3A006906.8EC40AC7@ams.org>
To: www-validator@w3.org

The Validator is a fine service, and I'm sure I should
use it more often than I do.  

I do have one simple suggestion for an option that would 
make checking some specs easier.  At present, if a link is
to something within the W3C Domain I get a warning, in a line
in blue, that I had better substitute a public link.  Indeed
that is what will happen when the document is moved to 
TR status due to the relative nature of the links involved.  In the
meantime, I get literally thousands of
such blue lines from the MathML spec, which I have to ignore.
Would it be possible to provide an option of not warning for
links within W3C?   I agree that one needs eventually to 
have excised private links for publication, but in the meanwhile it
seems not to be making the process of
validation easier.

On a second front, I note that the CSS Validator will
not validate (at least for me coming from outside the
W3C) the MathML document draft at the Validator site.
There is an access fault, it reports.  I know that in principle I
can download a form of the Validator, 
even to this Mac environment, or I could 
switch to Windows to use the tool.  However, if it ran
on the W3C documents, like the other comma functions 
of the validation site, this would be handier.

Best regards,

	Patrick Ion
Received on Wednesday, 1 November 2000 13:59:42 UTC

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