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Re: Improvement suggestion: group repeated errors

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:55:57 +0100 (BST)
To: Thorben Thuermer <r00t@informatik.uni-bremen.de>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0407121848560.1059@hugin.webthing.com>

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Thorben Thuermer wrote:

> This has problably been suggested before, but EVERYTIME i use the validator
> i wonder why such a obvious thing isn't implemented yet:
> When errors occur repeatedly, instead of displaying every single occurance,
> sum them up in one grouped entry.

As in AccessValet's "Listed" or "DOM Browser" options (not a validator,
but a close relation:-)

There are alternative presentations that you may prefer.  Page Valet
doesn't do what you describe, but does offer "visual" views you may
prefer.  Bjoern can presumably confirm whether his IE-based validator
works like this.  Experimental versions of the W3 validator have
investigated the idea.

FWIW, I agree with your point, and believe we should aim to offer users
a choice of presentations.  The downside is that too much choice tends
to confuse.

Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 12 July 2004 13:56:28 UTC

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