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Re: Allow HTTPS protocol

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:35:57 +0900
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <70706269-9A2B-43A7-8D99-7F0D88914DE6@w3.org>
To: Tony Buchberger <tony.buchberger.gdqv@statefarm.com>

Hi Tony,

On Jan 25, 2008, at 06:41 , Tony Buchberger wrote:

> From a business standpoint, it would be beneficial if the W3C  
> validator allowed the HTTPS protocol (SSL) to be used. That way, it  
> would eliminate concerns with others possibly sniffing internal  
> business applications' HTML/CSS during validation.
>

The W3C validators do allow validation of https resources

e.g

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fbugzilla.mozilla.org%2Fshow_bug.cgi%3Fid%3D411240&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fbugzilla.mozilla.org%2Fshow_bug.cgi%3Fid%3D411240&warning=1&profile=css21&usermedium=all

The validators themselves do not, however, work under https. That's  
been a long standing TODO item.

That said, if you are concerned about validating secure data, I'd  
strongly recommend installing the validators on your internal network  
and not use a public instance.

regards,
-- 
olivier
Received on Friday, 25 January 2008 02:36:08 GMT

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