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Re: W3C Validator vs Schneegans

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 21:36:40 GMT
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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Piotr Nowicki wrote:

> I'm writing to you because of some information I've heard about using
> W3C Validator. In fact I was accustomed to your product, but
> recently I've heard that documents that passed W3C validator didn't
> have to be validate at all.

Well, the validator itself links to
<http://openjade.sourceforge.net/doc/xml.htm>, and
<http://esw.w3.org/topic/MarkupValidator/XML_Limitations> was
discussed on this list, too.

> On few pages I've found a link to other validator written by Christoph
> Schneegans (http://schneegans.de/sv/) which ought to be more
> accurate.

Very few indeed. :-)

> I've tested it on one of my XHTML 1.1 documents (converted to XHTML
> 1.0 because Shneegans XML schema validator doesn't support version 1.1)
> and really - it pointed a number of errors in my document that passed
> W3C validation.
> I would like to know why it's like that?

Mainly because of the limitations of SP's XML support and the benefits
of XML Schema, see <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1-schema/#diffs>.

> I fully trust W3C Validator, and I wish this situation won't change.

<http://esw.w3.org/topic/MarkupValidator/M12N> is already on its way.

<http://schneegans.de/>                                              |
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