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Re: attribute error: suggests case change although the suggested case is present

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:18:43 +0300
Message-ID: <6C1A01A1FB7C4518B9FA96329194C6CF@JukanPC>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Ville Skyttä wrote:

> On Monday 10 August 2009, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> Michael Kauffmann wrote:
>
>>> However, the message is confusing.
>>
>> It is. This has been said several times in this list, and maybe some
>> day someone will fix this misguided and misguiding suggestion, if
>> people keep complaining.
>
> Could be.  Sending patches is usually a better way to accomplish that
> though,

I'm here to discuss, not to produce patchwork.

> This issue is was discussed on this list and partially fixed in the
> development version of the validator in May, but that fix still had
> some issues.

The only issue is that the harmful attempt at being helpful be removed. If 
someone can produce a version of the heuristics that produces more good than 
harm, then let it be tested (in a test version). Until that, the only 
reasonable thing is to remove the code that suggests lowercase spelling.

I don't think there's any technical difficulty with that - just 
unwillingness to admit that the idea, at least as implemented, was wrong.

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Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
Received on Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:21:03 GMT

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