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Re: when using validator is not sensible

From: <JAMESICUS@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:10:54 EDT
Message-ID: <126.3197672.28ad82ce@aol.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: carole@designs.com (Carole Anne Gay)
Addendum to my previous reply to a message from carole@designs.com relating 
to Browsers and User Agents:

Darn it, Carole, I am becoming forgetful in my old age!

I meant to include the following definitions extracted from "official" 
documents in my reply -- for general information:

From the ISO-HTML Specification .....

4.1   Browser 
A user agent whose main function is to present documents to a user. 

From the W3C HTML 4.0 (repeated for HTML 4.01) Recommendation .....

HTML user agent 
An HTML user agent is any device that interprets HTML documents. User agents 
include visual browsers (text-only and graphical), non-visual browsers 
(audio, Braille), search robots, proxies, etc. 

From the W3C XHTML 1.0 Recommendation .....

User Agent 
A user agent is an implementation that retrieves and processes XHTML 
documents. See User Agent Conformance for more information. 

James Pickering
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