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2 bugs in the W3 html validator service

From: Brent Boyer <brentboyer@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:58:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org, gerald@w3.org
Message-ID: <F72xDHfH15eUWOv7tfA0000c74f@hotmail.com>
Guys,

The first bug is that the new version of the validator
    http://validator.w3.org/file-upload.html

gives a fatal error if it encounters a page with the following set of meta 
tags:
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html">
    <meta http-equiv="charset" content="iso-8859-1">

To get it to work, it demands that you either (a) eliminate the 2 meta tags 
and thus foce it to guess the encoding or (b) combine both meta tags into 1, 
like
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

This is annoying, as I have a ton of pages that validated with your old 
validator, and which use the 2 meta tag form (which I think is clearer 
anyway).


The second bug is that after you have gotten your validation results on the 
page
    http://validator.w3.org/check

if you then click on the Revalidate button, it does NOT revalidate -- 
instead, it takes me back to the home page
    http://validator.w3.org/


A third item of feedback, which altho technically not a bug but is a very 
bad feature, is that the textfield for doing CSS validation by file upload, 
i.e.
    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator-upload.html

is SOOO long that you can only see the Browse button to the right of it if 
you have a very big window.  It is trivial to fix this.  (I believe that all 
you need to do is change the attribute
     size="60"
in the first input tag to something like
     size="30"
)




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Received on Friday, 28 September 2001 04:29:04 GMT

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