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Re: validator.w3.org and XHTML

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:35:27 +0100
To: "Shane McCarron" <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>, "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>, "www-validator Community" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uluq1deo64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:25:03 +0100, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>  
> Because in many cases, including the cases that the NOTE is targeted at,  
> the server delivers content based upon the capabilities of the client.   
> Unless there is a way to have the validator masquerade as various types  
> of clients, then it will necessarily not see the content delivered in  
> the way the author intended.  For example, if I had a way to tell the  
> validator "look like IE and validate this page" then it would get  
> text/html back from my server and act accordingly.  If I could also say  
> "look like Opera and validate this page" then it would get  
> application/xhtml+xml and act accordingly.  I don't think I can do that  
> now.

That seems like a separate issue unless you think there is no problem if  
the validator gets text/html content that contains <title/> instead of  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 16:36:12 UTC

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