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Re: pls change main validator form back to GET

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:24:06 +0900
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3F6E37AE-07F0-11D7-8883-000393BAB03A@w3.org>

On Tuesday, Dec 3, 2002, at 10:38 Asia/Tokyo, Olivier Thereaux wrote:
> I would really like people on this list to discuss the alternative 
> we're facing:
> 1 - "strict" POST/GET with two forms
> 2 - the hybrid system we have in 0.6.1, with one form (POST), and the 
> POST request is redirected to a GET request should the POST be 
> non-necessary.

Thanks to everyone for discussing this in a civil manner.

I think we agree on these points:
- two forms on the same page for almost the same action is wrong, 
usability-wise
- upload validation is not used a lot, and people who use it don't 
validate "online" and "offline" documents at the same time
- we will probably not reach an agreement on whether the hybrid 
POST->GET system is good or bad.

As a result, I think the most reasonable solution is simply to move the 
"upload" form to a specific page, and leave only URI-based validation 
forms in both the homepage and detailed.html.

Thanks again.
-- 
Olivier
Received on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 20:24:13 GMT

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