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[ANN] New generation of the "Markup Validator" released

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:56:42 +0900
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021126055642.GA18521@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

-         New generation of the "Markup Validator" released         -

  After a little more than a year of development, and a month of 
  beta test, we're proud to announce today the release of the new 
  version of the Markup Validator, along with an update of the
  eponymous online service at :

  This new version include, among many changes, improved and 
  more accessible interfaces, support for more document types, 
  better internationalization support, and much more...
  (see the release notes for a more detailed list).

** C R E D I T S   A N D   C O N T A C T **

  This new version was made possible thanks to the work and
  external contributions of many, including:

    * Aaron Swartz      * Jim Ley         * Nick Kew
    * Christian Smith   * Karl Dubost     * Olivier Thereaux
    * Dan Connolly      * Liam Quinn      * Sean Palmer
    * Hugo Haas         * Martin Dürst    * Ville Skyttä
    * Terje Bless

  In addition, the developers would like to acknowledge the following
  people who have contrubuted suggestions, bug reports, and feeback:

    * Björn Hörhmann
    * Peter K. Sheerin

  As well as the many many good people on www-validator who have
  contributed of their time and experience to help improve the
  Validator. Many thanks to you all!

  The W3C MarkUp Validator was created by Gerald Oskoboiny and is
  now maintained by members of the W3C QA Activity Team and external
  collaborators. The W3C Team Contacts for the W3C MarkUp Validator
  are Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> and Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

  The main point of contact for this service is the public mailing
  list www-validator@w3.org. The public archives for this list, as 
  well as administrativia information (subscribe/unsubscribe)
  are available at :

  Feedback on the Markup Validator is more than welcome. Be sure to
  read the documentation on "How to provide feedback": 

** R E L E A S E   N O T E S **

Changes for this version include: 

- Improved design of layout, including for Validation results. 
Output has also been reworked to be easier to understand.

- New feature : Tip-of-the-Day.

- Many accessibility fixes, both to the web site and the Result page.

- Major internal restructuring. The code has undergone significant
  refactoring with many benefits. It is more readable and easier to
  understand, much more robust, much improved security, more modular,
  and performance should be significantly better. There is tentative
  support for running under mod_perl (leading to even greater
  performance enhancements) and memory consumption should be much

- Many new document types are supported and support for some existing
  document types has been improved. 
  Notable changes and additions include:

    * Support for MathML is back in good shape.
    * Support for application/xhtml+xml.
    * Support for XHTML+MathML and XHTML+MathML+SVG.
    * Support for SVG and image/svg+xml.
    * Support for XHTML 1.0 Second Edition and XHTML 1.1.

Olivier Thereaux - W3C
http://www.w3.org/People/olivier | http://yoda.zoy.org
Received on Tuesday, 26 November 2002 00:56:45 UTC

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