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IPv6 and Validator

From: Andre-John Mas <ajmas@sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 13:36:20 -0400
Message-Id: <222CDDAA-7444-4D50-BEA0-AA98C615901D@sympatico.ca>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi,

I am currently experimenting with IPv6 and noticed that the www  
validator doesn't handle IPv6 addresses, for a number of reasons  
including not being connected to an IPv6 network, not having an IPv6  
address and libwww not supporting IPv6. For this reason I decided I  
would see what I could do and I have made a modifications to the  
libwww library to support IPv6 and deployed a version of the  
validation tool on my web site. The changes to libwww are mentioned in  
this thread:

http://groups.google.ca/group/perl.libwww/browse_thread/thread/e961f4b6132843ea/ffc4c2b05c52d523?hl=en#ffc4c2b05c52d523

and for anyone interested in giving it a go:

http://ajmas.twilightparadox.com/w3c-validator/

Even if you don't have IPv6 connectivity yourself you can use it to  
validate sites that are exclusively IPv6 accesible, such as:

http://ipv6.google.com/

since the server itself is IPv6 connected.

There are currently one or two issues that still have to be worked  
out, such as filtering out IPv6 local host addresses. Unfortunately I  
am more of a beginner in Perl, so there is only so much I can do at  
this point.

FYI There is an open bug on the issue in the w3c bugzilla:

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=837

Andre
Received on Saturday, 29 March 2008 17:36:53 GMT

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