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Re: Help Wanted: New Name/Interface for "Fussy" Parse Mode

From: Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 20:54:45 +0100
Message-ID: <3F510105.D044865@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>



Ville Skyttä wrote:

[snip]

> Pedantic?
> http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=pedant

Surely not : "c : a formalist or precisionist in teaching".
The original validator was/is "pedantic", sticking rigidly
to the rules enshrined/encapsulated in the DTD; the new
so-called "fussy" mode goes far beyond pedantry, and makes
forays into regions which I would term "over-enthusiastic" ...

To my mind, the earlier suggestion of "conservative" is open
to the same criticism : the original validator was/is "conservative"
in its diagnosis of errors; the new "fussy" version is surely
using the term "error" far too liberally ...

That said, I still can't find a perfect replacement for "fussy";
the best I can suggest off the top of my head is "zealous"

	http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=zealous

Philip Taylor
Received on Saturday, 30 August 2003 15:53:46 GMT

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