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Some suggestions for the SOAP api

From: Gmail Directeur <directeur@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 03:08:23 +0100
Message-ID: <9ddf33ea0709271908l1cdccbai1b93dd5888b8dd73@mail.gmail.com>
To: WWW-VALIDATOR <www-validator@w3.org>

Hi W3C folks,

I'd like to thank you for the W3 markup validator API,
and wanted to give you some of my humble suggestions.

1) It would be nice, IMHO, to include in the headers some
information about caching, like "Last-Modified" and "ETag"
headers, in order to reduce the charge on the W3C validator
servers. We won't ask the server to send the xml answer
if it says that it wasn't changed sine a given date.
That would be doable, I think, by looking at the headers
of page being validated.

2) In the SOAP answer, it would be better, IMHO, to have
an XML content of the "m:explanation" tag. Not plain HTML
so the api consumer could use these data as it would.

P.S. Sometimes, when i query the validator with output=soap12,
the server doesn't answer. Which is the case right now.

P.P.S It would be also, wonderful if you publish a list of the
websites that have the validator installed on them, so
that a soap app can query randomly one server among
a list of well known servers and thus reduce the charge on
the W3C server.

Thanks again :)

Innovate Humanum Est
Received on Friday, 28 September 2007 02:08:37 UTC

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