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Re: using tidy in Markup Validator

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 16:38:15 +0000
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070207163815.GC24856@us-lot.org>

Thoughts from IRC:

< yod> tidy's actually not made by us, but I'm wondering if we could
       have both the convenience of showing tidy's output in the
       validator and making it clear we don't control it

< Dorward> Could stick a button at the top of the "Invalid" result
           page.  "Attempt to fix errors automatically". Run it
           through tidy, input the result into the validator,
           revalidate that (we'd need to be able to show source on the
           Valid page otherwise the exercise would be pointless) and
           include a notice at the top of both the valid and invalid
           results pages along the lines of "The code being validated
           was processed by <a>Tidy</a>, a software project maintained
           by <a>Foo</a> and not under the control of the W3C"

This approach probably wouldn't be compatible with file upload or
direct input validation attempts. Possibly this could be worked around
using CGI::Session?

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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