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Re: Beta: outline feature broken

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 13:20:58 +0000 (GMT)
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0210281319200.9966-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 27, 2002, Bjoern Hoehrmann 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.
>
> This was one of the big pre-beta questions among developers.
> Some said it was better if the requested feature (outline, source, etc)
> was there regardless of the result, others thought it was better to
> leave "details" out if the document is valid.

This is a usability no-brainer. If it's specifically requested
with outline=1 it should be shown. (Only if it's not requested do you
have the latitude to judge it unnecessary.)

L.

> This is an open question, opinions are welcome.
>
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