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RE: desired feature for validator

From: <danielh@crosslink.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 00:07:50 -0300
Message-Id: <200210220412.g9M4C8Qh020828@grits.crosslink.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org

The View Source checkbox on the HTML validator page 
does offer much of the functionality I've requested -- 
in particular, the validator will show (as plain text)
just what the server sends to a remote client. 
My request is mostly for readability purposes -- since there may be
pages with HTML features that are more readily validated by a quick visual
check, as opposed to sorting through what might be rather tedious
HTML code.

Ian Anderson wrote:
>View source on a page served locally could give you different results
>than if a computer on the Internet opened it from the server. If the
>document makes reference to local resources, this test would reflect
>that. Viewing source might or might not.

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>What's wrong with the "view source" feature of your favourite web

Daniel Hellerstein wrote:
>>It's not quite formal validation, but an option whereby the validator 
>>returns the actual content returned by the server (displayed as html) 
>>would be convenient. Say, a seperate window containing a copy of what 
>>the server returned, displayed as text/html (rather then as  
>>text/plain).  This kind of "validation" can be convenient for script 
>>authors who are concerned that the output sent to a remote address 
>>differs from what is generated by hitting the server internally.

Daniel Hellerstein
Received on Tuesday, 22 October 2002 00:12:08 UTC

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