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Re: [VE][111] Error Message Feedback

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 19:46:52 +0100
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050618184652.GB29027@us-lot.org>

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 02:31:52PM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> > It tells you where the error actually occurs.
 
> No it didn't.

Yes, it did. It didn't tell you where you made the mistake in writing
what you intended. It told you where the first bit of data which
didn't conform to the rules was.
 
> > It gives you the line
> > number and character position so you can find it in the full
> > document. To help out, it gives you a small amount of the code from
> > around the error.
 
> Too small.

And a larger value might be too big for someone else. That's why you
get line numbers and column numbers.

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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