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an usability suggestion

From: Juan Lanus <jlanus@netscape.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 16:32:39 -0300
Message-ID: <3E6A4557.1000504@netscape.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi Validators

I'm validating
and getting more than 5000 errors.

The validator's output is so bulky that it's difficult to use. The 
computer goes 100% CPU while my Netscape 7 sets the page for a long 
time, and it's difficult to scroll to the bottom to look at the source 

The problem is that the page has a long string of invalid characters, 
about 5000 binary zeros.

The suggestion:
          treat and report any number of contiguous invalid characters 
as only one item.

This way the meaningful errors (there are many in this awful page) will 
not get lost in the huge list.

Juan Lanus
Received on Saturday, 8 March 2003 14:58:03 UTC

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