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Re: w3c and apache team

From: Paul Ebermann <Paul-Ebermann@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 21:02:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <ajch1g.3vvigl9.1@epaul.my-fqdn.de>

"Olivier Thereaux" skribis:

> On Wed, Aug 14, 2002, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> > 
> > * Liam Quinn wrote:
> > >I don't think it makes sense for the Validator to check unsuccessful
> > >responses since this almost always indicates an incorrect URL.  To check a
> > >404 error page, you can use the file upload form.
> > 
> > I disagree and actually I have requested this feature some time ago,
> The arguments, "HTTP logic" VS "I want to validate my error pages", have
> indeed been given before.
> IMHO the fact that the validator respects the logic behind HTTP (i.e "I
> won't validate the page since it's not found") is useful most of the
> time, while "I want to validate my error page" is very marginal.
> If there's not sensible way to satisfy both camps, I'd rather we stay
> the way it is now.

Why don't add an option?
Like the other checkboxes (Show source, Show
outline, Show parse tree, ...), there could be
a checkbox "Ignore HTTP Errors".

Received on Tuesday, 13 August 2002 22:06:34 UTC

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