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[ANN] Beta test for the Markup Validator - 0.6.5beta3

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 17:29:21 +0900
Message-Id: <7AC924C6-9A80-11D8-A2DF-000393A63FC8@w3.org>
To: www-validator list <www-validator@w3.org>

We are getting closer every day to an official release of the Markup 
Validator. Thanks to the feedback and discussion received in the past 
couple of weeks, I am glad to announce the [[ Markup Validator version 
0.6.5 # beta 3 ]]

**  STATUS  **

This is the fourth consecutive beta version of the Markup Validator 
since its last  stable release. Since the latest beta test started (for 
0.6.5beta2), two weeks ago, we have based our work on the feedback 
received and on the discussions held on the validator's mailing-list to 
make further improvement in navigation, layout and documentation.

Given the limited difference with version 0.6.5beta2, and given the 
recent feedback received, we expect the beta test period for the beta 3 
to be short, and plan to go ahead with the actual release within 
approximately one week, provided that one remaining issue be solved 
(see separate message - your help appreciated -).

**  CHANGES  **

we have :

  - tried to improve the navigation and ease of use for the validator.
    One of the major choices was to remove the righthand navigation bar 
(links bar).
  - fixed a number of typos and grammar mistakes in the documentation
  - fixed a number of style issues, including modifying our style to 
avoid a display bug in a very popular browser.
  - fixed a few minor bugs in the core validator, including bugs related 
to the validity of the HTML Markup the validator outputs.

**  FEEDBACK  **

We are doing our best to improve the Markup Validator to be accurate 
and friendly, and this can only be achieved with *your* support and 
feedback, especially during beta testing periods.

Your comments, feedback and help are much welcome on the public 
mailing-list www-validator@w3.org:

Before submitting a bug report, we encourage you to check that it is 
not an already acknowledged issue, with our bug/issue tracking system:

For this particular beta testing period, we especially welcome comments 
on the usability and navigation, suggestions to improve the 
documentation, tweaks and fixes for our new style-sheets, and other 
Interface-related feedback.


If you are a developer, we encourage you to not only try the online 
Markup Validation service at http://validator.w3.org:8001/, we also 
encourage you to get the source for this beta in our CVS repository, 
and perhaps install it locally, too.

Instructions to get the 0.6.5beta3 CVS code at:
Instructions on how to install the Markup Validator locally at:

**  THANKS  **

The team of volunteers behind the development of the Markup Validator 
would like to thank all the participants in the www-validator 
mailing-list who gave recent feedback and support, hence helping us 
getting this new beta version ready. On a personal note, I would like 
to thank the developers for their energy and perseverance in the past 
few weeks (and, as a matter of fact, in the past years) for their great 
benevolent work.

Thank you.
olivier Thereaux - W3C / QA / Tools

Received on Friday, 30 April 2004 04:29:32 UTC

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