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Re: top level domain name in "author" tag of RSS feed.

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 09:36:52 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <ff1prc$6qk$1@ger.gmane.org>

Stephane Saux wrote:

> However, the list of top-level domain names include some that have more 
> than four characters, including "travel" and "museum" (and some realy 
> wacky ones: 'XN--11B5BS3A9AJ6G')

Indeed, the eleven I18N example.test domains are supposed to work since
yesterday.  And the syntax of mail addresses allows weirder constructs,
especially domain literals like '[]'.

> So the validator could be both stricter (only accept 2-3-and 4-letter 
> top domain name in the list,) and more tolerant (a corollary, accept 
> longer top-level domain name.)

What you call "stricter" would be wrong for addresses in the 'museum'
or 'travel' TLDs.  Or for addresses in a 'localhost' domain, that's
at least syntactically allowed.

Check out <http://feedvalidator.org/>, it reports the same non-error,
and it finds another non-error "missing atom rel self".  I think the
W3C validator is an older variant of <http://feedvalidator.org/>. (?)

BTW, has RSS 2.0 some kind of "official" schema or at least a DTD ?


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