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[PATCH] use CGI.pm;

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 22:19:34 +0200
Message-Id: <199909082013.WAA04292@vals.intramed.rito.no>
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Here is the patch (against 1.31) to make "check" use CGI.pm. It does away
with the ability to put parameters in path info, but includes a special
case to allow you continue to use "/check/referer" to check the referer.

It's been reasonably well tested, so I don't anticipate any problems, but
as it's a fairly comprehenive change something may have snuck in. If any
problems pop up I'll try to fix them ASAP.

If this works well I'll start work on silencing the warnings from -w (how's
your error logs looking Gerald? ;D), followed by some general code cleanup,
followed by making the output valid. If anyone has any requests -- from the
official TODO list! -- that they want me to prioritize, let me know and
I'll see how it fits with my own plans. If anyone have requests that
_aren't_ on the official TODO list, the mailinglist or Gerald is probably
the place to ask. Feel free to CC me, of course, but I'm giving priority to
the TODO list; and since I'm not in any way involved with the validator,
the real maintainer (that would be Gerald ;D) won't know about it if you
just send it to me.

BTW, Gerald, you might want to disable -w in the running copy of the
validator if you haven't allready. 1.31 produces up to 1500 lines of
(mostly harmless) warnings per run (under some circumstances (mainly the
parse tree code)); all of which end up in the error_log. I'll try to
provide a patch to clean this up once I manage to make some sense out of
the code in question.


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