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Re: validator.w3.org and XHTML

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:12:56 +0100
To: "Shane McCarron" <shane@aptest.com>, "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>, "www-validator Community" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ulupzuj664w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:05:21 +0100, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>  
> It's not that we don't appreciate the problem - we do.  We just don't  
> know how to give some people good advice without giving others bad  
> advice - in particular when we don't know what problem they are trying  
> to solve.  Perhaps if the validator had an /option/ that turned on/off  
> this mode, then the user could decide what they cared about?

Why can't that option be the media type if it is available? For documents  
that are on the Web and are validated by entering a URL the media type of  
the document is known. It seems good to tell people that if the media type  
is text/html writing <title/> is wrong and <title></title> is ok.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 16:13:42 UTC

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