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Re: Validator option suggestion

From: Patrick D. F. Ion <ion@ams.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 20:47:18 -0500
Message-Id: <p04320417b62676d26093@[130.44.25.36]>
To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>, "Patrick D. F. Ion" <ion@ams.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
At 6:21 PM -0500 11/1/00, Hugo Haas wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 01, 2000, Patrick D. F. Ion wrote:
>>  The Validator is a fine service, and I'm sure I should
>>  use it more often than I do. 
>
>I guess that you are talking about the link checker[1].

Yes.  I think of it as an option in the Validator service.
Since the files are already all valid HTML 4.01, returning
that happy news from the validation option, I'm perhaps
less conscious of its basic function.

>
>  > I do have one simple suggestion for an option that would
...

>  > seems not to be making the process of
>>  validation easier.
>
>Yes, if a document is in a private space and it has a bunch of links in
>the same area, the link checker will report those links as 401's. This
>is because the link checker to check technical reports which are public.
>
>I will look into an option which allows the user to hide 401's if the
>document checked is not public.
>
>   1. http://validator.w3.org/checklink

Thanks.  I'm, of course, checking a constellation of documents
so that you won't have to come back telling me that they need
fixing, when we ask that they be publicly posted.  So I'd
like to save us all effort.  Best, perhaps, would be if the
option were to turn off 401s just for the W3C private space.

Best wishes,

	Patrick
Received on Wednesday, 1 November 2000 20:43:35 GMT

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