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

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 13:25:43 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Dominique Hazaƫl-Massieux <dom@w3.org> wrote:

>What about replacing (in this version or the next one) this fussy mode by
>something along:
>- the validator runs the HTML first in the strict mode
>- if it is valid, error detected by the fussy mode are displayed,
>  labeled as warnings, but the banner still says "(X)HTML Valid"
>- for invalid HTML, warnings and errors could be distinguished or
>  not (needs to see what's the less confusing)

Hmmm. Well, distinguishing between errors and warnings as such is not
possible; everything is labelled as an "error" by the time we get to it. We
might be able to find the difference between the set of errors produced by
normal and fussy parsing and call those warnings, but I worry that this will
disproportionately add to complexity and processing time.

It certainly will not do multiple-pass parsing in this version, but it
definitely is something we should investigate for 0.7.0 or another future
major revision.

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