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RE: Intranet Validator?

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn.ulsberg@nrk.no>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:21:43 +0200
Message-ID: <D186E3C450FED2119AFA00508B08736F06E938D3@MAEXCH05>
To: "'Nick Kew'" <nick@webthing.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

Nick Kew wrote:

>> I'm interested in the same thing, and I've been in contact
>> with Terje Bless about the problem,
> 
> (Terje is normally around on this list, but I think he may be
> on the road just now).

Ok. I hope he gets back to me on this one, then.

>> [...] to the validator without using the hideous MIME multipart
>> format and such, and also get the response in XML and not HTML.
> 
> The advantage of the MIME multipart format is that browsers support
> it out-of-the-box.

Of course they do. I know that. I don't want the existing functionality
to be replaced or anything. I just want a functionality that's easier
to work with, and I feel XML is such.

> It's not clear to me that your suggestion [... ]is any less hideous.

Ok. I just feel that a standard SOAP interface is easier to work
with from different programming environments (Java, .NET) than the
MIME multipart is.

> Don't hold your breath.

I won't.

> It's not in the current beta update.

Why not? Isn't it about time we get this kind of interface for the
validator?

> It's two years since I first offered a similar XML-based service

Jeez. Why haven't it been icorporated into the validator yet?

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