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Re: [ANN] new CSS validator released

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:20:56 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0803121120o3f093a20w9a383668c7b46b76@mail.gmail.com>
To: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: "W3C CSS Validator ML" <www-validator-css@w3.org>

Do you know when the CSS validator will support SVG properties?


On 3/12/08, olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:
>  Dear all,
>  I am very happy to announce here that we have updated the production
>  instance of the CSS validator.
>  There has been intense development since the last big release (more
>  than a year ago!) and we have been looking forward to pushing all the
>  changes onto the main CSS validator instance:
>  http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
>  [ If it looks ugly, shift-reload.
>     Then if it still looks ugly, we're sorry you don't like the
>  design ]
>  ** Changes **
>  There are many new or improved things in this version, I will try to
>  summarize a few here:
>  * Bug fixes. Lots of them. As far as I can tell over 50 bugs were
>  closed in the period. Crash bugs, display bugs, parsing bugs,
>  validation accuracy bugs... Squashed and forgotten.
>  * More flexible validation. When validating against a specific CSS
>  profile (e.g CSS2.1) the validator will tell you if a property does't
>  exist, but exist in another profile (e.g CSS3 or CSS2)
>  * Updated User Interface, similar to the W3C Markup Validator
>  All these changes are now live on the w3c free service, and we're
>  preparing a jar for anyone willing to update a local install of the
>  validator, which should soon be available at the usual location. Check
>  the installation guide for details:
>  http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/DOWNLOAD.html
>  ** Credits **
>  It is always difficult to thank all the people who deserve a nod, or a
>  big hug. In the past year many people have helped the project with bug
>  reports (Hello, Cecil), test cases, design (special thanks to Valerio
>  Proietti), updating translations (the validator can remain available
>  in many languages thanks to you!), and, of course, code.
>  For the latter, let me thank Maria Kaceriakova and Julien Grand-
>  Mourcel for a very effective internship last summer; Yves Lafon and
>  Jean-Guilhem Rouel from the W3C team for a lot of work put into the
>  development.
>  Many thanks to everyone in the always-growing list of credits:
>  http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/thanks.html
>  ** What Next? **
>  Big things coming up soon for the CSS validator. We're not stopping to
>  rest after this release, on the contrary, our little team is busy
>  working on drastically cleaning up some of the innards of the
>  validator, and making changes to match the direction in which CSS
>  standardization is heading. If you'd like to participate, and put your
>  java skills to good use, remember the CSS validator is open source,
>  and drop us a line.
>  We hope the next release will have plenty of new languages covered,
>  too. If my memory is correct, there are translations for Swedish,
>  Arabic, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese in the works. And if you want to
>  participate too:
>  http://qa-dev.w3.org:8001/css-validator/translations.html
>  --
>  olivier Thereaux - W3C - http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
>  W3C Open Source Software: http://www.w3.org/Status
Received on Wednesday, 12 March 2008 18:21:04 UTC

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