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Re: Why multiple validators

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 07:04:04 +0900
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <A264DC11-523B-4249-AE91-CEB6E63610A1@w3.org>
To: Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net>

Le 31 juil. 2008 à 06:42, Rick Merrill a écrit :
> Why must there be separate validators for HTML and CSS?

history. The CSS Validator and the Markup validators have not been  
developed historically by the same people. Olivier has made the glue  
to give them a more common UI.

The CSS Validator is coded in Java.
The Markup Validator is coded in Perl.

> I wouldn't mind if one failed the other is cancelled or something  
> like that.

I think, nobody would mind. The question is more *who* will do the  
*work*. You are welcome to contribute with patches, and actual code.

PS: html5 validator developed by Henri Sivonen is  java.

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:04:39 UTC

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