Tangent: validation in Opera

In my opinion, what is needed is for the validator to return an
application-readable version of its output, perhaps in EARL [1] or
something like it.  This would allow your problem (1) to be solved,
as you could parse and interpret the validator's output, and either
resend with your own doctype selected or generate your own
prompt. It will also allow Opera to create its own way of presenting
the validator's output which could make more sense in context.

Your problem (2) is a separate discussion and this post doesn't
address it

[1] EARL: http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10/


On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 07:10 AM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> As you may know, the Opera browser offers to validate pages by
> uploading the source to the W3C validator. To get to this function,
> you right-click on the page, Fram->Validate source.
> This feature doesn't work very well at the moment. There are two 
> problems:
>  1) lack of DOCTYPE in documents, and
>  2) lack of <meta http-equiv
> In the case of 1), the validator will refuse to process the document
> and the retuned page has no options for revalidation (which it has when
> the URL is sent). I think this problem could be improved if there was
> a way for us to tell the validator "please look for a DOCTYPE in what
> we send you, if you can't find any use HTML 4.01 transitional".

Received on Tuesday, 11 March 2003 12:00:36 UTC