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Re: Nu Html Checker

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:35:57 +0900
To: Dave Christensen at DC Web Designs <Dave@dcwebdesigns.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20150720173557.GU5721@sideshowbarker.net>
Hi Dave,

Dave Christensen at DC Web Designs <Dave@dcwebdesigns.net>, 2015-07-19 22:52 -0500:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/55AC7089.8080904@dcwebdesigns.net>
> To tell the truth. I hate this thing.

It would help if you could be more specific. If the current HTML checker
has specific shortcomings that you can help identify, then we can consider
those and look into fixing them.

> I loved the old way of checking my sites, and I use it with Dreamweaver
> CS6 and now I can't.

Until I saw this message from you I didn’t even realize that Dreamweaver
CS6 had integration with the legacy validator. If you or anybody else on
the list has any idea what we could do to get that updated to use the
current HTML checker rather than the legacy validator, that would be great.

In the mean time I’ve raised https://github.com/validator/validator/issues/127

Without knowing things like what results format Dreamweaver expects, it’s
hard to know what else to do. 

> Please go back to the old ways.

Yeah we’re not going to do that. The legacy validator is based on long-
obsoleted technologies and nobody is currently maintaining it and no
substantive updates have been made to it for 3 years.

The current HTML checker, on the other hand, is very actively maintained
and gets updated weekly. If the current checker has shortcomings, the right
way to deal with that is to identify those so that we can consider them and
looking into fixing them.


Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike

Received on Monday, 20 July 2015 17:36:22 UTC

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