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Re: Schemas and validation

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:34:06 -0800
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <C4E7F977-8C6B-45F8-92E3-87543A7978EF@apple.com>
To: Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>

On Mar 1, 2010, at 6:24 PM, Krzysztof Maczyński wrote:

>> Validation only checks for a certain, very limited, types of errors.
> But it's a common problem, so people should be encouraged to  
> validate. Being valid is supposed to enhance forward compatibility,  
> so authors who consider W3C trustworthy will care about it. Valid  
> markup is also more consistent and provides nice invariants for  
> development of content and dependent standards. I'm sure that you, a  
> prominent Mozilla developer, could give more advantages off the top  
> of your head than me, a humble author.

Validation is a good practice, but it's not a substitute for testing.  
Just as running "lint" or "gcc -W -Wall" on your C++ code is a good  
practice, but not a substitute for testing.

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