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Re: New Validator Error Suggestions

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 20:41:36 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f02000101-1026-9630F6D4DB1911D79CB50030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com> wrote:

>Okay, is www-validator@w3.org REALLY where you guys want to have folks
>start sending these suggestions?
>
>It seems to me that a suggestion list with separate archive would make a
>WHOLE lot more sense than subjecting everyone on www-validator to an
>endless stream of well-intentioned suggestions.

Hmmm. I hadn't considered that. If the number of suggestions becomes excessive
— that is, if we actually do get suggestions for every missing explanation or
improvements to the existing ones — this would quickly turn into a problem.

OTOH, having these suggestions here allows peer review by a wider audience
(and avoids Yet Another Mailinglist).


Given a) the address can be changed fairly quickly, and b) we hope to «fill in
the blanks» sufficiently that the «Help Wanted» boxes are mostly gone by the
time we release this into production; do you think we could live with getting
them here for the time beeing? If the volume increases significantly we'll of
course have to reconsider, but unless I hear objections I think I'm inclined
to leave them here for now. Does that sound ok, Kynn?

- -- 
We've gotten to the point where a human-readable, human-editable text format
for structured data has become a complex nightmare where somebody can safely
say  "As many threads on xml-dev have shown, text-based processing of XML is
hazardous at best"  and be perfectly valid in saying it.     -- Tom Bradford

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