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RE: Validators that don't validate (was RE: Cold Fusion)

From: David Norris <kg9ae@geocities.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 23:56:14 -0500
To: "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002101be0d2f$9c520ec0$6fd628cf@KG9AE.illusionary.dyn.ml.org>
> The problem is that the built-in validator isn't a real validator.  In the

Yes, you are correct.  It is relatively accurate.  It is far more accurate
than not having any form of validator.  My standard practice is to markup a
document completely using CSE 3310 in HomeSite.  When finished, I will run
it through the W3C validator to catch any stray errors like missing or
incorrect attributes, invalid entities, etc.  I fix the errors then
revalidate just to be sure.  Not as pretty as having a built-in sgmls.
However, usable.  When in doubt, I refer to the W3C for the correct answer.
It is a matter of knowing where to look when an error occurs.  In my mind,
W3C is always the definitive source.

,David Norris

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