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Offline use of validator.

From: Will Rose <cwrseckford@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:33:05 +0100
Message-ID: <CABDpLOZinKWYtGOYqg6G74XJOwroDu7B+STvxLcuU-URi+Aa=A@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Using the current W3C markup validator off-line I found that the file:

  /usr/local/validator/share/templates/en_US/table.tmpl

has a reference to www.w3.org in the Javascript line:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/don_prog.js
"></script>

This causes a 30 sec delay on the first Firefox check of a file, while the
search for the Javascript program times out.  The check still succeeds,
but the delay is an annoyance - don_prog.js seems to be part of a donation
program, but in any case it might be better to include the file with the
validator tarball, or drop the reference from table.tmpl, or document the
glitch.

(Various other files in the package 404 - favicon.ico, some css files, and
some png files - but these don't cause delays.)

Thanks - Will
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:20:10 GMT

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