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Re: Validator output and standards conformance

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 13:51:50 -0000
Message-ID: <038b01c1dbdf$df16fc20$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
"Terje Bless" <link@pobox.com>> I _strongly_ reccomend against attempting
to parse the output of the
> Validator at the moment! It isn't structured, it isn't consistent, and
> virtually /guaranteed/ to change frequently and at whim.
> The real solution is for me to get my backside in gear and produce
> parseable output from the Validator (we have at least two previous
> for this feature). It's been on my TODO for a long time, but has been
> pushed back for one reason or another.
> When this is in place you'll optionally get XML output from the
> that can be processed by any conformant XML Processor.

We want EARL not just XML...  no point developing yet another XML schema
(well you could just re-use Site Valets, which even has clients already
consuming it which wouldn't be so bad...)

Received on Thursday, 4 April 2002 08:56:48 UTC

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