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RE: HTML validator

From: Robert Neff <rneff@bbnow.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 12:38:54 -0600
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Understand the DOCTYPE.  Will go back and run some test cases where web
pages have DTD's for each version.  But if here is none listed, then I think
the default is HTML 4.01.  IF there is no DTD, then I would want the option
to check for the different levels.

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]  On
Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
Sent:	Sunday, February 04, 2001 11:36 AM
To:	Robert Neff
Cc:	W3c-Wai-Ig
Subject:	Re: HTML validator

At 09:48 AM 2/4/2001 , Robert Neff wrote:
>It has been available to validate online to HTML 4.01 for some time.  What
>if I want to validate to HTML 3.2 or 4.  Wish they would put the old
>versions back up <sigh>  OR am I simply missing it!  Would like for it to
>obvious, where I have a option to select.

I believe that it's simply a matter of using the correct DTD on
the top of your page when you submit the URL to the validator.

For example, an old page on Idyll Mountain Internet is the
tinywar/tk mud client page -- if you go to the validator and type
in http://www.idyllmtn.com/tinywar/, you'll see that you can
correctly validate it to the 3.2 specification.

Why?  Because the DOCTYPE statement refers to HTML 3.2, not 4.0
or 4.01.


Kynn Bartlett
Sr. Engineering Product Leader
Team Edapta
Reef North America
Tel +1 909-674-5225
Received on Sunday, 4 February 2001 13:36:47 UTC

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