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Re: MarkUp Validator's new clothes

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:40:07 +0200
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <b02010202-1033-A1D868468FEE11D88B730030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

>* Terje Bless wrote:
>>This is certainly possible to do, but I don't know if it can be easily
>>done in a manner that is actually usefull. One problem I forsee is that
>>the listing of open elements will be distracting for a great many error
>>messages, and misleading for a few of the rest, leaving the net benefit
>>from this rather less than initially envisioned.
>
>You would of course list them only for messages where it makes sense.

The problem here lies in defining "messages where it makes sense". If you have
an idea of how to do that I'd love to hear it. The best I can come up with is
deciding on a case-by-case basis; and that hardly scales...


>>If you want to take a stab at this, getting open elements information
>>is a simple commandline switch to onsgmls;
>
>Well, implementing this on top of onsgmls and messing with check is....
>There is this http://sf.net/projects/spo project that might be a better
>place for this kind of feature. ;-)

Ah, yes, you're right. That /does/ look like an interesting project. :-)


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