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[Bug 14007] New: Simple made complex ... why??

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Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 19:44:56 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-14007-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Simple made complex ... why??
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: steve_wicks@hotmail.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

Firstly, I find the amount of totally unnecessary jargon based options and
technical hieroglyphics bewildering for such a prominent website.

It was enough that I exhausted my patience following the instructions in what
proved a pointless search to find if the question had been previously asked ...
and now this page.

Why must I need to know that the Validator comprises of so many weirdly named
components in order to report a problem using it?

But by far the most frustratingly ridiculous feature is being repeatedly told
that in order to pass validation I need to change the value of x to the
suggested identical value x.

The detected DOCTYPE Declaration "<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
Strict" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">" has been suppressed and the
DOCTYPE for "HTML 4.01 Strict" inserted instead, but even if no errors are
shown below the document will not be Valid until you update it to reflect this

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