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Re: Validation results page

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 07:32:08 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: Philip Metz <Philip.Metz@mbs.gov.on.ca>
Message-ID: <a01060007-1022-7231DD6D08E411D7B76600039300CF5C@[]>

Philip Metz <Philip.Metz@mbs.gov.on.ca> wrote:

>Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:
>>Philip Metz <Philip.Metz@mbs.gov.on.ca>wrote:
>>>I like your new validation results page [...]. However, it
>>>doesn't display the filename.
>>Are you sure? The default result page says something like " The document
>>located at <http://www.w3.org/QA/>  was checked and found to be valid".
>>Is that not what you need? You may also want to try the "verbose output"
>>added in the dec. 01 maintenance release.
>My issue seems stem from the addition of the "Verbose Output" option.
>The validator assumes you want a simple "yes-no" by default; to get the
>filename, you need to request the verbose option by clicking on
>"Extended interface" from the home (validator.w3.org) page.
>My problem was that I had the old (I guess) file upload page
>(validator.w3.org/file-upload.html) bookmarked, which provided some of
>the reporting options but _not_ the "Verbose Output" option (and no link
>to "Extended Interface"). I assume that's why it didn't display any
>extra information, even when requested.

Ah, it looks like we do not report the filename for valid files submitted
by file upload. I've logged this as Bug #108 -- see
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=108"> -- in our bug tracking

>(An additional suggestion: add a css rule for printing "valid" class
>elements that prints black text on white background. The "White on blue"
>scheme provides virtually zero legibility on my black-and-white

Thanks. Yeah, we really should have a print stylesheet too. I've logged
this as Bug #109 -- see
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=109"> -- in our bug tracking

Thanks for your feedback on this.

These are the same customers you are referring to whom Microsoft thought
would need MS Bob and the Talking Paperclip?   One thing is to give them
enough rope to hang themselves,  but a boobytrapped thermonuclear weapon
running on a rand(time) countdown... Is that really wise? - Me to MS rep.
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