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Re: another doubt on validator ...

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:58:22 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <A02020005-1042-4E4243FA2F5D41F2A585C9A856D97EFC@pounder.tj.unn.no>

Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de> wrote:

>At some point something should at least know that it fetched the DTD with
>say ftp or http, or found it in a local directory.
>Thinking about it, no, that's some inspired guesswork at best.

No, that's correct. The problem is this information isn't currently exposed to
the Validator code by the SGML parser[0] and the necessary modifications to
propogate it are what I suspect will be too expensive compared to the relative
importance of this feature.

We will be investigating it, as the same functionality is necessary for another
desired feature, but I'm currently somewhat pessimistic about its feasability.

[0] — OpenSP, <http://openjade.sf.net/>, which consists of many thousand lines
      of really grotty C++ code; which code, BTW, uses ancient idioms and lacks
      any usefull comments.

  When I decide that the situation is unacceptable for me, I'll simply fork
  the tree.   I do _not_ appreciate being enlisted into anyone's holy wars,
  so unless you _really_ want to go _way_ up in my  personal shitlist don't
  play politics in my vicinity.                   -- Alexander Viro on lkml
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