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Re: W3C Validator - Output Option Suggestion

From: Ruud Steltenpool <svg@steltenpower.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:35:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4981787C.6070409@steltenpower.com>
To: Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

> I usually visit W3C's validator when my browser crashes when visiting
> a site. I run the offending page through the validator, screen capture
> the results as a PNG, and send the PNG to the offending site's
> webmaster.

That sounds like a very useful thing to do. Thank you for the effort, 
please keep doing it. I hope you also send along a link to the validator 
so the webmaster can use it as a debug tool and maybe tell his/her 
colleagues about it.

>>From the use above, it would be convenient to be able to select
> 'Errors Only'. I find when working from a handheld, if a site is a
> major offender (50-100 Errors and 700-1000 warnings), the handheld
> drops to its knees when the warnings come over the air.

As a temporary alternative you could use a different validator at 
http://htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/ which has that option.
I personally agree that indeed 'the' validator, from W3C, should have 
this option too. If you find out where/what the changes in the source 
code should be, that would speed up things significantly.

Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 09:36:28 UTC

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