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Fussy mode (Was Re: [ANN] W3C Markup Validator 0.6.5 Beta #1)

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 13:49:37 -0400
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
Message-Id: <FE0632B6-D97F-11D7-8E72-000393A63FC8@w3.org>


On Thursday, Aug 28, 2003, at 13:08 America/Montreal, Jim Ley wrote:
> change the beta validator to not be in fussy mode and you'll see it
> says it's valid, and it indeed it is.

The Fussy mode could indeed benefit from a different wording than 
"valid"/"not valid". Suggestions welcome, I think Jim suggested - on 
the #validator IRC channel - "good" and "not good" for example.

Terje Wrote:
> When the W3C Markup Validator is running in «Fussy Parsing» mode it 
> will
> complain about all sorts of things that are technically legal in HTML, 
> but
> which is known to be problematic in practice and probably not what you 
> wanted.
>
> (
>   For the SGML Geeks among you, this mode disables pretty much all
>   SHORTTAG features, complains about omitted REFC, requires documents
>   to be «Fully Tagged», and a few other things.
> )

I'm tempted to add this or something similar to the documentation, and 
we can link to there from the "note" which appears when fussy mode has 
caught specific "errors".

-- 
olivier
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2003 13:49:43 GMT

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