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Re: Misleading header on validator.w3.org

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 10:03:11 +0000 (UTC)
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0405170958510.8595@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 17 May 2004, Terje Bless wrote:
>>An honest description would be:
>>The W3C Markup Validation Service is a free online service that can be
>>used to check SGML and XML documents (including HTML and XHTML
>>documents) against a Document Type Definition (DTD). This helps to
>>detect a wide range of syntax errors in documents.
> That's actually bordering on beeing edible for a front page blurb.

That would be ok by me. A bit complicated, but then what the validator
does is a bit complicated.

Of course the real solution is to add more conformance checking to the
validator instead of continuing to only do the above-described restricted
set of syntax checks. :-)

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