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External submissions for Validator service

From: Alex Vincent <jscript@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 18:49:17 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <000001c13013$8004e1c0$bfdffea9@dimplesa>
I'm building a website to assist people in creating webpages which follow "best practices" -- XHTML, object-oriented programming, etc.  I like your HTML Validation service a lot, and I figure "why reinvent the wheel?".  I'd like to be able to submit a form from a webpage I create (and my website fills in) to the W3C HTML Validation service directly.

I don't want to infringe on W3C copyrights or anything, so the first part of this e-mail is about getting permission in writing to do so, and finding out any conditions the W3C would attach thereto for any webpage submitting to its validator service.

The second part of this e-mail is about the technical requirements for doing so.  I notice W3C has not yet implemented a textarea-based upload form (wishlist!!!), so obviously I would have to fill in the appropriate URI myself.  (My site is designed to do this, among other things.)  I have just looked over the source code for the submission page (http://validator.w3.org ), and I do not see any hidden data fields in the source.  Nonetheless, I would like to know if there would be any special fields or field names I need to include for a "custom" validation submit page -- and if the Validator would safely ignore extraneous form fields submitted.  (It would not be terribly difficult to build a strictly compliant form.  I'd just like to see what kind of flexibility I have.)

Opinions?



Alex Vincent
Vallejo, CA
Received on Friday, 31 August 2001 18:03:05 GMT

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