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[Meeting] Notes and log 2005-01-11

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 11:36:54 +0900
To: QA-dev Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FCE0CB6B-650B-11D9-8A48-000393A80896@w3.org>
Here are my notes from our IRC meeting held this week. Thanks to 
everyone who participated, especially given the various hardware issues 
some of us were having... Also attached, as usual, is the trimmed IRC 

* CSS validator server

Current server now painfully serving huge amount of requests. A new 
server is being built. Related: considering using W3C donations system 
to get qa-dev hardware budget.

* Direct input validation

This interface is now not linked from homepage, and has a strong 
warning. After discussion, it appears it may not be as broken as some 
of us feared. It will be brought back, with the appropriate warning 
that it should only be used for complete documents (ie not for fragment 

* feedback interface

Continuing our discussion on improving the way feedback is channeled to 
bugzilla/www-validator. The idea of a dynamic feedback doc is fine, but 
there are concerns over the idea of a form sending mail. The plan thus 
changes to:
- mailto: links removed from validation results, point to "customized" 
feedback page instead
- feedback page should lay out clearly the options (bugzilla or mail) 
and offer (custom) pre-filled search links and fields
- No form to send mail, but good mail/bug report templates will be 

* bug 838 (IE - XPSP2 text/plain bug)

We have been dodging the issue for a while, but in spite of reports of 
work on this issue from Microsoft, we don't know when a fix will be 
available, and the current situation is puzzling (error message is not 
clear) and a "bad thing" (refusing validation is not a very good 
practice). In a first phase we will be providing a proper warning for 
this issue with IE, and later proceed with our (needed otherwise) plan 
to provide content-type override/option.


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