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Re: Sugestion (document size)

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 21:19:49 +0200
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
cc: Witold Baryluk <movax@mpi.int.pl>, "'www-validator@w3.org' community" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r02010300-1035-93407C66F14B11D890F70030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:

>The validator *could* calculate the size of the document being parsed.

And it probably should, followed by warning you if the value given in the HTTP
header field is different than actual size. Similarly nice features to have
(at user option) would be to check the checksum for the page, as well as a
typical «load time» report (“X” bytes, downloads in “Y” seconds on a “Z”
connection). Possibly, a full «cacheability» check might make sense as well.

I think some of these are already on the «Blue Sky» list for implementation at
some future point, after more core issues are dealt with.


- -- 
I have lobbied for the update and improvement of SGML. I've done it for years.
I consider it the jewel for which XML is a setting.  It does deserve a bit of
polishing now and then.                                        -- Len Bullard

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