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Re: DOCTYPE options on http://validator.w3.org/file-upload.html

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:46:36 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: Frank Ellermann <Frank.Ellermann@t-online.de>
Message-ID: <f02000101-1026-CDC80913D7A111D79CB50030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Frank Ellermann <Frank.Ellermann@t-online.de> wrote:

>BTW, the test suite /dev/tests/ is fascinating.  Maybe mention it on a
>more prominent page like /docs/ or /docs/users.html (?)

Ehm. Uh. But that would require us to actually maintain it in a sane fashion,
and that would mean _work_… :-)

There are some vague plans for a more formal and automated test suite that
would perhaps be more of general interest. The current one is mainly to make
sure we didn't mess up /too/ badly for each release. As you can see at the end
of the page we've slowly begun adding regression tests, and Martin has done a
little work on unit testing for the character encoding code. Expect this kind
of testing to expand and eventually take over.


>I've no idea why some entity sets exist three times there, e.g.
>/sgml-lib/UPD-MathML2-20021015/isotech.ent
>/sgml-lib/UPD-MathML2-20021015/iso8879/isotech.ent
>/sgml-lib/UPD-MathML2-20021015/iso9573-13/isotech.ent

Neither do we. :-)


>[T]he WDG validator didn't like the <!ENTITY &imped; "&#x1D543;"> in this
>file.

Possibly Liam is falling prey to the lack of support for characters outside
the Basic Multilingual Plane in original (JJC) SP. But you'd need to check
with Liam to be sure. I don't think this is a bug (false negative) in the W3C
Markup Validator.


>But if you want a really weird test case with windows-1252 characters
>and MathML 2.0 entitities in a "compatible" XHTML document rip
><URL:http://purl.net/xyzzy/ibm850.htm>

Thanks! I'll add that ASAP; and please let us know if you come up with any
more interesting test cases. Anything that you're slightly surprised the
Validator gets right, or that demonstrates something it gets wrong, are very
much interesting to us.

Oh, and BTW, don't be afraid to use the Bug Tracker at
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/> to submit stuff like this (if you can be
bothered to deal with the unfriendly interface). Email can slip between the
cracks, but anything reported to Bugzilla will sit there until someone
explicitly closes the issue.

I mention it because this email almost got lost in the noise of a work-induced
email backlog. :-(

- -- 
>For all I know they probably have a standard for
>which direction to put the thread on a bolt.

That would be ISO 261:1973.         -- John Cowan

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