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[Bug 20307] in HTML should warn when title precedes meta@charset

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Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:22:37 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-20307-169-uM5VsdIC1g@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

--- Comment #5 from Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> Thanks for your reply.
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > Please make sure to use http://validator.w3.org/nu/ directly instead of
> > http://validator.w3.org/
> Sorry, I don't understand. I thought this is the Bugzilla for the W3 service
> and not for the Nu Validator.

http://validator.w3.org/nu/ is the current validator service. It is the only
W3C validator service that's being actively maintained, and that has any new
bug fixes going into it. It is called the "W3C Nu Markup Validation Service".

http://validator.w3.org/ is the legacy validator service. I do not work on the
code for that. Nobody does any longer, because it's not being actively
maintained. It has a feature that allows checking of HTML5 documents, but all
that feature does is that it calls the http://validator.w3.org/nu/ service
behind the scenes.

> > There are a number of known issues with the post-processing that
> > http://validator.w3.org does on the output from the HTML5 checker
> > (validator.nu backend). It's not within my purvey to fix those problems; I
> > can only deal directly with any problems that are reproducible at
> > http://validator.w3.org/nu/
> I didn't know W3 uses Nu as the backend for HTML5 validation. There doesn't
> seem to be an obvious indicator.
> Can you please tell me where to report bugs within http://validator.w3.org
> itself?

If they are errors about how it handles HTML5 documents, nowhere. Because the
only service for which HTML5 checking is now supported is
http://validator.w3.org/nu/ So if you want to check HTML5 documents, use
http://validator.w3.org/nu/ directly. Or even if you want to check HTML4
documents -- it can check those fine too.

Don't use http://validator.w3.org/

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