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Re: [ANN] 0.6.2 Beta #1 of the W3C Markup Validator

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 11:42:11 +0200
To: emeyer@netscape.com (Eric Meyer)
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3f25bedc.195574090@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Eric Meyer wrote:
>Terje Bless wrote:
>> In an attempt to address the concerns raised recently (FSVO) on this list, the
>> validator will no longer treat a missing DOCTYPE Declaration or Character
>> Encoding labelling as a fatal error. Such documents are still labeled as
>> invalid, and a "loud" error message is emitted, but the validator will now
>> attempt to perform the validation run using default values.
>I think this is a great change, one that will make validation 
>significantly more friendly and usable for developers.  Thanks for 
>including it in this update!

In http://www.w3.org/mid/3DB94F7F.4090300@netscape.com you
disagreed to such a change, what made you change your mind?
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2003 05:42:27 UTC

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