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[Bug 27050] Outline not shown for simple valid document

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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:38:09 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> ---
(In reply to Jukka K. Korpela from comment #2)
> Since it seems, from the history of similar bug reports through the years,
> that the validator will not be modified to produce outline for HTML5
> documents, this feature should be disabled from its user interface, i.e.
> when HTML5 validation is being performed, there should be no option for
> requesting an outline. Or at least there should be statement in the report
> saying that outline was not generated.

All that would require somebody to actually make changes to the perl code of
the legacy validator and the Web UI code for it. Nobody has even touched that
code in a very long time. I guess I may have to myself eventually.

> Now everything in the user interface makes the user think that outline works
> for HTML5 but the outline is empty. This can be very confusing, and people
> look for explanations in their own documents, not in the validator pages
> (which probably don’t even mention this restriction).

Yeah, I hear you. We should fix that at least.

> Perhaps simpler, disable HTML5 mode entirely http://validator.w3.org and
> point to http://validator.w3.org/nu/ for HTML5 validation.

I have some ideas about how to do that and I hope to at least get those landed
in the production validator within the next couple of months.

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