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Re: [PATCH] Charset, modified and redirects

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 20:19:11 +0100
Message-Id: <199912061936.UAA25290@vals.intramed.rito.no>
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
On 06.12.99 at 02:35, Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org> wrote:

>This code is now running on the production server. I haven't added a file
>upload button to the home page yet because I haven't tested that. I'll try
>to do that early this week. (and maybe add a textarea, too, unless you
>beat me to it. ;)

TEXTAREA validation support hinges on the DOCTYPE override, but I may still
beat you too it. :-)

Actually, I'm somewhat undecided on what to work on next.

I want to move more stuff out into configuration files. Now that those huge
hashes are gone, the remaining sore thumb are all those global variables we
set up at the beginning. I want to move those into a config file to make
local installations easier and the code a bit easier to read. All the vars
would then be accessed through a global reference, $CFG, to a hash
containing the values.

Once that is in, I'll add local proxy support because it's a minor addition
and I need it to preserve my sanity when working on the validator on my
development system.

I also want to do the DOCTYPE override so I can finally take the DOCTYPE
guessing code out back and put a bullet through it's head, but it looks
like the DOCTYPE override requires the use of HTML::Parser or equivalent
functionality because we need to comment out existing DOCTYPE declarations
in the document. That is another change where we tear out the guts of the
validator and replace them with something new and I'm feeling kinda iffy
about doing another one of those so close to the file upload landing.

And finally, I'd like to clean up the code that spits out the valid .GIF.
Move the filenames and strings into a config file of some sort and add
";imgonly" support, but I've no idea right now of how much work that will

I think that is about the order in which I'll do things. Y'all will be the
first to know... :-)
Received on Monday, 6 December 1999 14:37:19 UTC

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