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Re: ipv6 and validator

From: Andre-John Mas <ajmas@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:11:09 -0500
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CC: www-validator@w3.org
To: Eye <eye@ydk.com.ua>

On 10-Feb-2011, at 09:44, Eye wrote:

> Validator still doesn't handle IPv6 addresses. Isn't it the time to fix it?

The first thing to fix is the Perl libwww module, which is not IPv6 capable.

A few years ago I had hacked the w3c validator to support IPv6, but this
required making a custom modification to the libwww Perl library. I had
submitted a potential patch to the developers of the project, but given
the lack of feedback I just abandoned my effort.

BTW For the patch: https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=29468

The lack of effort in this module didn't give me a good impression of the
health of the Perl community - maybe I just don't understand how it operates?

Just my 5c and hopefully someone else can push this further?

Received on Saturday, 12 February 2011 00:12:02 UTC

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