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XHTML Validation service - a comment

From: Ron Aitchison <ron@zytrax.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 00:35:19 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3D310191.4C5A4465@zytrax.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

First to place my comment in context - I have used the HTML and CSS
validation services infrequently, however I am starting to use the
service extensively during a conversion to XHTML. I particularly like
the helpful diagnostic messages and clickable links to the source line
number when this option is selected. Since I make extensive use of XSSI
features with apache I have no idea of my line numbers without the 'Show
Source' option or an error prone manual line count.
This leads to my comment, I have just hit some pages in which the XHTML
validator is complaining that certain line numbers do not contain valid
UTF-8 codings. However in spite of checking the 'Show Source' option the
validator aborts after this check and does not display the source. I
could see some reasons why this may be difficult but it really is a huge
loss for anyone with dynamically generated or pseudo dynamically
generated HTML/XHTML code.
Many thanks for the great service.

Ron Aitchison               http://www.zytrax.com
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Received on Sunday, 14 July 2002 17:03:13 UTC

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