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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
http://200.16.86.250/portal/nuke/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=2
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 
listing,

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

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The suggestion:
          treat and report any number of contiguous invalid characters 
as only one item.
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This way the meaningful errors (there are many in this awful page) will 
not get lost in the huge list.

Saludos!
Juan Lanus
TECNOSOL
Argentina
Received on Saturday, 8 March 2003 14:58:03 GMT

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