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[Bug 805] New: Validator feature lost, protected student Web sites can no longer be validated via URI validator

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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:47:27 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=805

           Summary: Validator feature lost, protected student Web sites can
                    no longer be validated via URI validator
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.7.0
          Platform: All
               URL: http://tblankenbeckler.southwest.tn.edu/itec2010127
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: link@pobox.com
        ReportedBy: jmcgrory@southwest.tn.edu
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


A highly necessary function of the validator no longer works.  My students 
work on password protected Web sites.  I check their uploaded files with the 
W3 validator.  Since the checker no longer validates password protected URLs, 
it is no longer feasible for me to check their work for invalid code.  

Like you, I want to encourage my students - the XHTML and XML programmers of 
tomorrow - to use your specifications and write valid code.  But you also 
know, that "trusting" the students to submit valid code for grading will not 
support this practice.  Ultimately, I would have to eliminate this checking 
process from my instructional method.

For a teacher at a community college, the validator is the cop at the traffic 
light.  I'd like to trust all my students to always follow lawful driving 
practices.  But, if not, I need the ability to give them a ticket.  I can only 
do this if I can validate code that the students publish within the safety of 
our password protected area of our college Web.



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