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Re: Beta: outline feature broken

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:23:13 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <a01060005-1021-BD6D5006EA3D11D6920A00039300CF5C@[193.157.66.10]>

Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

>http://validator.w3.org:8001/check?uri=http://www.w3.org;outline=1 is
>said to give an outline of the document but it does not.

To expand slightly on Olivier's comment; the "Outline", "Show Source", and
"Show Parsetree" options' behaviour has changed such that for validation
results for Valid pages they will not produce any output. This on the
theory that these options exist to help authors locate and isolate problems
in their documents that lead to failing validation.

For Valid documents, the desire would be more to study the resulting tree
structure etc. and if this is a common occurance we should provide better,
more targetted, tools to do this rather then overload the Valid results
page with a lot of technical mumbo jumbo.

That's as a direct result of user feedback on this list BTW.


But as Olivier said, this view is not universally shared among the
developers and we're looking for beta feedback on this issue...


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