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Re: Duplicate errors on W3C validator are not found on HTML

From: Philip Taylor <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:17:01 +0000
Message-ID: <52977A8D.2020006@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: Anna Ffinch <anna.ffinch@ftweb.co.uk>
A user today reported a confusing error message from the Validator,
claiming that she had duplicate ID values in a web page but these
duplicates were not visible when the document source was viewed in
a browser.  It transpired that her server was configured to send
different material depending as the user agent was :

	W3C_Validator/1.3 http://validator.w3.org/services

or one of the UA values more typical for a mainstream browser.

Would it be possible to add an option to the browser options
to allow a "Validate as :" option, where "as" could include
one or more standard browsers ?  That would allow for much
faster identification and confirmation of the source of the error(s).

Philip Taylor
Received on Thursday, 28 November 2013 17:17:34 UTC

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