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Re: validator.w3.org and XHTML

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:18:01 -0500
Cc: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CEBC251B-43B8-40C9-8609-A8E48BAE6F6C@w3.org>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>


On 8-Dec-08, at 7:17 AM, David Dorward wrote:
> There is an experimental Appendix C checker in play at http://qa-dev.w3.org/appc/ 
>  - I don't know what stage of development it is at, but I believe  
> the idea is to have it as part of a general test suite (unicorn)  
> which incorporates various QA tests (including the validator).

The code was pretty much ready to release, and would be on  
validator.w3.org by now, but I received a pretty clear request from  
Shane, echoing the opinion of the XHTML WG, that:
* the guidelines were out of date (and to be updated)
* the guidelines had problems (some mutually exclusive)
* a tool was not desireable, at least not at that point

For reference:
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2008Jun/0045.html
(original announcement of the tool - ready to roll)

Shane, given that
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-xhtml-media-types-20081126/
has now been published as a NOTE, would it be more acceptable to the  
WG to provide a tool building upon
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-xhtml-media-types-20081126/#compatGuidelines
?

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olivier
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 15:18:12 GMT

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