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[ANN] W3C MarkUp Validator Beta 3 Released!

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 02:04:53 +0900
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021119170453.GA18110@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

        #           W3C MarkUp Validator: Beta 3            #

The W3C MarkUp Validator Team is pleased to announce the third Beta Release
of The W3C MarkUp Validator version 0.6.0. The following changes and new
features have been added since Beta 1:

* The error message when the configuration file is not found is now
  much clearer.
* The XML Output is now much improved, and nominally at Beta status.
* Many spelling, captialization, and grammar fixes.
* The DOCTYPE override will now replace the orginal DOCTYPE instead
  of always inserting it at the beginning fo the file.
* Sample code in output and documentation has been updated.
* More error messages now take into account whether file upload or
  normal processing was done.
* Output layout has changed to adress usability concerns.
* Many POST requests are now redirected to a GETable URL when possible.
* Perl version 5.6.0 is now the minimum required version.
* The jump links in output are now context sensitive.
* We're now excruciatingly up fromt about SP's limitations with XML.
* More links to external resources (thanks to Liam Quinn and the WDG).
* We now allow the pedantically correct /referrer as well as /referer. :-)
* Many output-escaping fixes and entity reference related fixes.
* Properly escape URIs in result pages to avoid setting a bad example
  (people were just blindly copying it instead of reading the specs).
* The documentation has been updated somewhat.

This also closes the following reported bugs:

ID Result    Summary
 1 FIXED     XHTML 1.1/Basic 1.0 missing from detailed.html

 2 FIXED     ISO-8859-3 mislabelled on detailed.html.

 3 FIXED     Results from Advanced form are not GETable.

 5 FIXED     No Revalidate button on files without doctype [...].

 7 FIXED     Fatal Error: No DOCTYPE specified!
13 FIXED     Caveat about limited XML support missing.

15 FIXED     Wrong MIME type for SVG.

16 FIXED     Config filename in error message is wrong.

17 FIXED     Bad style on invalid results page.

19 FIXED     "page NOT valid" should be "page not valid".
20 FIXED     "this icon" is unclear after position of icon changed.
21 FIXED     Find alternate way to handle buggy CSS implementations.

23 FIXED     Missing URI/File gives bad error message.

25 INVALID   preparse() called twice per request

40 INVALID   Charset defaulting behaviour.

41 FIXED     Trailing slash on /check/ breaks relative links.

46 FIXED     "would validate" too hard to spot.
47 FIXED     Output refers to "Strict" for a "Transitional" file.

57 FIXED     Validator requires perl >= 5.6.0

58 FIXED     Doctype override always inserts to first line

59 FIXED     Jump to bar has always same links

64 FIXED     Validator does not escape & properly.

Olivier Thereaux - W3C QA - http://www.w3.org
http://www.w3.org/People/olivier | http://yoda.zoy.org
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 12:04:56 UTC

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