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Re: checklink: very nice

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:47:36 -0500
Message-ID: <3DDA9558.86736A2D@i18nguy.com>
To: Lloyd Wood <L.Wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
CC: Tex Texin <tex@XenCraft.com>, "Ville Skyttä" <ville.skytta@iki.fi>, www-validator@w3.org

Unfortunately, at least to me, the word validator does not imply that it
only checks against dtd rules.
It implies to me that the checked page is valid, which can include lint

In any event, it is bad policy to rely on a single word to indicate all
the meaning you intend.
A few sentences would not hurt.

However, if you must, then change the name to validatornotlint.

Lloyd Wood wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Tex Texin wrote:
> > In any event, it would be good if the validator page made clear its
> > intent to be validator and not lint
> perhaps we could call it a 'validator' to emphasise this.
> L.
> <http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/L.Wood/><L.Wood@ee.surrey.ac.uk>

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