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[ANN] Markup Validator 0.8.1 release

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 14:17:55 +0900
Message-Id: <A98A0A5D-6EFE-4FB2-BFFB-F607A8FD23FF@w3.org>
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>

Dear all,

A new version of the W3C Markup Validator was released today.

online http://validator.w3.org/
documentation http://validator.w3.org/docs/
download http://validator.w3.org/source/

Version 0.8.1 of the W3C Markup Validation service (a.k.a "HTML  
Validator" if you are old skool) is a bug fix release of the popular  
service, building upon the recent 0.8.0 major release, and fixing a  
number of issues discovered in the past couple of weeks:

* the xml-well-formedness checking engine was made more processor and  
badwidth efficient
* we fixed some bogus error about HTML/XML named entities (such as  
* there were reports of a (rare) case of crashing the validator when  
called with some browser setups: this should not happen any longer.
Along with this bug fixes were a number of code cleanup and  
performance fixes.
Changelog: http://validator.w3.org/whatsnew.html

Many thanks to those who have helped with this release, by reporting  
bugs, suggesting fixes or documentation tweaks, or provided patches.

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Please make sure to search the archives before sending in a new idea
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Bug reports and patches can be sent to the public W3C Bugzilla
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is a bug, make sure it is not yet known, and give precise and
complete information to reproduce.

If you are curious about the next steps on the validator's  
development roadmap, and/or would be interested in getting involved,  
see: http://validator-test.w3.org/todo.html

For an overview of feedback mechanisms for the validator, see:

Thank you,
olivier Thereaux - W3C - http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
W3C Open Source Software: http://www.w3.org/Status
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2007 05:17:14 UTC

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