[ANN] Markup Validator (0.7.4)

Dear all,

A new version of the W3C Markup Validator was released today.

online http://validator.w3.org/
documentation http://validator.w3.org/docs/
download http://validator.w3.org/source/

Version 0.7.4 of the W3C Markup Validation service is a bug fix  
release of W3C's most popular tool (also known as "HTML Validator").

This new version includes a number of bug fixes and improvements,  
among them:

* The return of the outline feature. The feature, allowing users of  
the validator to check if the headings of their document provide a  
reasonable outline, was broken in version 0.7.3 and at risk for the  
next versions. It is now fixed, and secured for future versions. The  
W3C Semantic Data Extractor[1] is also recommended for that purpose,  
and more.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/12/semantic-extractor.html

* The validator's API, and in particular the specific HTTP headers  
providing quick information on validation results, were fixed after  
recent breakage, and documented [2]

[2] http://validator.w3.org/docs/api.html#http_headers

* the ubiquitous "valid HTML" and "valid CSS" icons [3] are now  
available in two different colors, and four different file formats,  
including PNG and SVG.

[3] http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Icons

* documentation and error messages received an update

** Feedback, Credits, Participation **

The markup Validatir is one of the many open source software projects  
created and maintained at W3C: your participation in sending feedback  
and ideas, patches and bug reports helps build better tools.

See http://www.w3.org/Status for a list of other W3C software, and
http://www.w3.org/Status#contribute to learn how to get involved.

The mailing-list www-validator is the promary discussion channel for  
users and contributors of the Markup Validator (and Link Checker).  
Please make sure to search the archives before sending in a new idea  
or request, as a courtesy to the many readers of the list.

Bug reports and patches can be sent to the public W3C Bugzilla  
database. Usual bug reporting guidelines apply - make sure your bug  
is a bug, make sure it is not yet known, and give precise and  
complete information to reproduce.

And finally, many thanks to everyone who constantly helps make these  
tools better: developers, authors of documentation, users who sent  
bug reports, and a great community of users here on www-validator.

For a very incomplete list: http://validator.w3.org/about.html#credits
Thanks to all.

Stay tuned to this mailing-list and to the W3C QA Weblog (http:// 
www.w3.org/QA/) for upcoming news, and feel free to forward this  
announcement to relevant forums.

Thank you,
olivier Thereaux - W3C - http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
W3C Open Source Software: http://www.w3.org/Status

Received on Wednesday, 15 November 2006 00:17:33 UTC