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Re: Relaxed - new HTML validation service based on RELAX NG + Schematron

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 19:09:20 +0300
Message-Id: <a17c9a84ed26b2db577ac03548a30ea5@iki.fi>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>

On Aug 31, 2005, at 18:33, Terje Bless wrote:

> Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
>> [] would make the title a lot easier to defend against pedants.
> []
>> I have had only one SGMList complain about me calling my validation
>> service a validator.
> Might this be because you appear to habitually respond with 
> name-calling?

That was not intended as name calling. Sorry. "SGMList" was the noun I 
came up with for someone who has been involved with SGML a lot. I 
should have said "SGML expert" or something like that.

But isn't it pedantic that when Relaxed is presented, the focus tends 
to be "That's not a validator. Don't call it a validator!" (even though 
it is according to the RELAX NG and Schematron sense of "validator") 
instead of focus being on the fact that Nalevka's schemas capture the 
constraints expressed in W3C spec prose better than the normative DTDs?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 16:09:43 UTC

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