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New QA weblog article: from Validator to Conformance Checker

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:35:55 +0900
Message-Id: <33922AEF-4936-443B-9ACB-D575772661F2@w3.org>
To: "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>

There is a new section in the QA weblog [1] for rough, less polished  
little writeups about bugs, design issues and so on in the tools we  
develop at W3C. The section is called "Bugs Life"
[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/
[2] http://www.w3.org/QA/archive/w3cqa_news/bugs_life/

The first little article is noodling about validation and  
conformance, a topic I think may be of interest to this list.

* SAXing up the Markup Validator: from Validator to Conformance Checker

One of the main weaknesses of the Markup Validator is, it's a  
validator. That is, it compares documents to a machine-readable  
grammar of the markup language in use. The faster, leaner  
architecture we have been working on in the past months finally make  
it possible to check conformance criteria beyond the mere grammar- 
based validation. But would the validator still be a validator?


Your thoughts (as comments on the article or here in the mailing- 
list) much welcome.

Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 02:36:03 UTC

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