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Validator 0.8.6 release wraps up a year's worth of bug fixes and code clean-up

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:51:07 -0600
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <1267487467.30230.1727.camel@pav.lan>
Just posted...

Validator 0.8.6 release wraps up a year's worth of bug fixes and code

Over the past year, millions of pages were validated every day using
W3C's services. We'd like to thank those who keeping service running
smoothly by helping other users, carefully reporting problems, and
developing code. We'd especially like to thank Ville Skyttä for
continuing maintenance of the validator check perl script and Henri
Sivonen for continuing work on the validator.nu code.

Changes in the 0.8.6 release notes include:

              * Enhancement: improved error handling and diagnostics for
                problems occurred when decoding Content-Encodings, when
                cleaning up markup with Tidy, and when interfacing with
                the HTML5 validator. 
              * Enhancement: updated Unicorn output. 
              * Enhancement: the EARL/RDF output format has been updated
                to version 1.0 (20091029 Working Draft). 
              * Enhancement: support for charsets specified with <meta
                charset="..."> in HTML5 documents has been added
                (provided that HTML::HeadParser >= 3.60 is installed). 
              * Bug fix: recommended system identifier for XHTML 1.1
                plus MathML 2.0 documents was incorrect. 
              * Bug fix: direct input whenout overriding doctype or
                charset passed an invalid Content-Type header to the
                HTML5 validator. 
              * Bug fix: there were several errors in the JSON output. 
              * Bug fix: bad DC terms namespace prefix in the XHTML+RDFa
                "badge" example code. 
              * Bug fix: the SOAP API produced invalid XML when giving
                character encoding suggestions. 
              * … and a whole slew of minor spelling, code cleanup,
                server error log warning trash, minor performance and
                the like fixes here and there. Kudos to perltidy and
                perlcritic for many of these. 

The validator.nu codebase has seen over 100 fixes and enhancements since
our 0.8.5 release in March 2009.

Integration with Unicorn, a project which aims to provide the big
picture about the quality of a Web page by gathering the results of
several tools, has improved. Unicorn development continues with a recent
release of its own and will be a focus in the coming months.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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