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Re: [ANN] Beta test for the Markup Validator - 0.6.5beta3

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 23:22:02 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <409414F9.1B41@xyzzy.claranet.de>

olivier Thereaux wrote:

> other Interface-related feedback

| The detected character encoding was "pc-multilingual-850+euro".
| The error was "".
| If you believe the character encoding to be valid you can
| submit a request for that character encoding (see the feedback
| page for details)

You might be able to add a lot of similar character encodings,
it's like us-ascii + 8-bit characters (80h - FFh).

Are you absolutely sure that you want to mention bugzilla on 
the feedback page ?  A news interface to this list on gmane.org
is nice, maybe add it on the feedback page:

<news://news.gmane.org/gmane.org.w3c.validator>

Other observations:

- A source listing without explicitly wanting this is a major 
  pain for modem users.  I have the source, I sent it, I don't 
  want the echo.
- The "DOCTYPE override" info _can_ appear twice in the output
  (not always, maybe only if there is a conflict (?))
- There's no link to <http://validator.w3.org/images/vh20>
  for a validated strict HTML 2.0 page,
- the error message...
| Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its 
| content type is http://xyzzy.dnsalias.org/, which is not
| currently supported by this service. 
  ...does not exactly match "start your httpd, stupid" ;-)
- the error message...
| No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8.
  ...makes no sense for HTML 2.0 (the default is Latin-1).
- the "skip navigation" and "results" links don't work with
  legacy browsers.
- IMHO "skip navigation" and "results" qualify as "jump to",
  but ",text" and ",tablin" are different documents.
- even in the ",tablin" version "skip navigation" and "results"
  don't work with legacy browsers.
- "help and FAQ" <http://jiggles.w3.org/servlet/docs/help.html>
  is apparently broken.
- I wanted to find an explanation for "parse tree", "no atrri-
  butes", "validate error pages" (maybe you could link these
  options to the relevant section of "help and FAQ", if that's
  a compatible document with name= fragments - otherwise forget
  it, no link is better than a broken link).

                        Bye. Frank
Received on Saturday, 1 May 2004 17:24:43 GMT

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