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Re: HTML Validator HTTP Accept

From: Aristotelis Mikropoulos <amikrop@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:08:13 +0200
Message-ID: <47ceec760812100908m2943d765y42f36190e98d737@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
OK, thanks a lot, and I hope you will find a solution as soon as possible.
Keep up the good work. :-)

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM, David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk> wrote:

> Aristotelis Mikropoulos wrote:
>> I would like to express my opinion about an HTML Validator matter.
>> I believe that when it attempts to check the validity of a webpage, after
>> the user
>> has provided it the webpage's URL, the Validator should sent an "HTTP
>> Accept"
>> header to the server that hosts the webpage, which header will contain the
>> "application/xhtml+xml" MIME Type, in order to let the server know that it
>> also accepts
>> such a content type.
> Dealing with content negotiation is a pain - since you need to test all the
> outputs under their relevant DTDs.
> Just saying "accept: application/xhtml+xml, etc, etc" will just lead to
> HTML versions not being tested.
> Work is under way to provide a way to handle this, but it is currently
> experimental.
> http://validator.w3.org/docs/users.html#option-accept
> (Please direct responses to the www-validator mailing list, not directly to
> me, thanks)
> --
> David Dorward

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for
machines to execute.
Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 17:16:08 UTC

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