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[ANN] Markup Validator 0.8.5 released

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:37:00 -0400
Message-Id: <5AC27839-194C-4EE5-B20A-9DB4877F3018@w3.org>
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Dear all,

The W3C markup validator received a spring upgrade today.

Use it online
        http://validator.w3.org/

.... or download it: it is Free and Open Source
        http://validator.w3.org/source/

The new version, 0.8.5, is both a bugfix and feature release. Among the
new features, the addition of “fuzzy matching” will provide users with
suggestions for replacement in case of typos or mistakes in element or
attributes names. Other changes, including UI improvements, document
updates, and a lot of bug fixes, can be seen in the ChangeLog, at:
http://validator.w3.org/whatsnew.html#t2009-03-26


                      **** Installation ****

The validator is free and open source, and anyone is welcome to download
it and use on a local server. All the options for getting the software
are listed at http://validator.w3.org/source/ and the installation
instructions are at: http://validator.w3.org/docs/install.html


                      **** Contribute ! ****

The W3C validators are open source projects, and we can't emphasise how
important the contribution of this community has been. If you wish to
contribute to this project, the following page will give you guidance on
contributing in the following areas:
- Helping others in the user community (here on this list!)
- Code. Adopt a bug. Push the next-generation validation architecture
- Feedback, ideas. Your ideas matter.
- Money. Donate, or become a sponsor.

For details, see: http://validator.w3.org/contribute.html


                       **** Thank you ****

I personally wish to thank all the skilful contributors, the patient
mentors providing help to other users, the opinionated but constructive
participants in list discussions. As my time at W3C ends in a few days,
and as I prepare to hand the nurturing of this project to the W3C
systems team, I can say without a doubt that this has been one of the
most wonderful endeavour and community I've had a chance to work with,
and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

-- 
olivier
Received on Thursday, 26 March 2009 20:37:09 GMT

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