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Re: Beta: xml-stylesheet and xml:lang

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 22:43:03 +0200
Message-ID: <3DB9ACD7.4030604@gmx.net>
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>

Bjoern Hoehrmann:

> * Bertilo Wennergren wrote:

>>This raises another issue: It would be very handy if the validator could
>>check XHTML 1.0 documents for conformance with those compatibility
>>guidelines.

> It would by very handy if it could HTML Validation right and complain on
> e.g. <img width='two elephants height' ...>

:-)

> HTML Tidy will eventually warn about violations of the compatibility
> guidlines and if we improve the error reporting mechanisms [1], get the
> library stable, write a Perl interface to HTML Tidy and finally
> incorporate Tidy thereby into the validator, we might get such
> functionality... but I fear such feature won't make it into this version
> of the validator...

Of course actual validation must come first. Other luxuries will have to
wait.

But I do hope you will incorporate a working version of Tidy. When I
tried it last time (that was a while ago) it did not work well with
XHTML. It complained about the stranges things, and was in the end not
usable at all. It kept insisting that perfectly valid XHTML Strict ought
to be XHTML Transitional, and barfed at totally innocent "div" elements.
Very often it did not accept code it had written itself! Very strange.
It made me lose interest in Tidy. So if you do incorporate Tidy, check
that it really works first.

-- 
Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@gmx.net> <http://www.bertilow.com>
Received on Friday, 25 October 2002 16:40:24 GMT

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