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

From: Matthias Gutfeldt <thatlist@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 15:29:33 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030830222933.94033.qmail@web41105.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

--- Terje Bless <link@pobox.com> wrote:
> The concept it should get across, in two or preferably a single
> word, is that of applying stricter, perhaps excessively so,
> rules; that does use still the process of validation, but
> without implying anything about the formal validity
> or lack of it in the results.

The announcement says about fussy mode: "complain about all sorts of
things that are technically legal in HTML, but which is known to be
problematic in practice and probably not what you wanted". 

If this is true, the mode is not actually about being strict, and not
about being fussy; it's trying to point out where valid code might be
problematic in some browsing situations, or where the code strays
from best practice. So why not call it "best practice mode", or
"practical mode". 

Or simply call it "helpful mode", because that's what you really want
it to be.


Matthias


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