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Re: HTML5 parser integrated in W3C Markup Validator

From: Schalk Neethling <schalk@alliedbridge.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 23:43:16 +0200
Message-ID: <48B32774.40502@alliedbridge.com>
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

Hi there Oliver,

Great work! I am the zone leader for the web builder zone on DZone, 
css.dzone.com, would it be in order for me to announce this on the web 
builder zone or is this still private beta so to speak?


olivier Thereaux wrote:
> Dear all,
> as part of an effort to promote the current work on HTML to web 
> developers, I've been working lately on integrating the W3C Markup 
> Validator with the HTML5 parser and checker developed over the past few 
> years by Henri Sivonen. Thanks to validator.nu's well documented API and 
> Henri's helpful cooperation I managed to integrate the two tools fairly 
> seamlessly. The result of that work is in CVS, and testable on the dev 
> instance of the validator:
> http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/
> Test with a "random" HTML5 page:
> http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fintertwingly.net%2Fblog%2F 
> Test of error display:
> http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/check?uri=http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/dev/tests/html5-error-explanation.html;ss 
> (Note - the "revalidate" feature is broken on that dev server, 
> apparently due to a bug in the latest version of libwww-perl. We're 
> looking into that.)
> The HTML5 parsing is triggered (for now) by these two cases:
> * if the user selects "HTML5" in the doctype dropdown in the options
>  http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/#validate_by_uri+with_options
> * if the document contains the pseudo doctype declaration
>  <!DOCTYPE html> -> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/syntax.html#the-doctype
> More triggers are likely to be added later.
> This integration should hopefully provide more visibility to HTML5 and 
> to the validator.nu tool: validator.w3.org gets about a million 
> validations a day and if only a fraction of it looks into the HTML5 
> option that will provide some useful additional testing grounds. In the 
> meantime, bug reports (or patches!) on how the integration of the two 
> tools have been made would be welcome, either on the www-validator list, 
> or on the bugzilla:
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/
> Please do check for existing reports before you do:
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&product=Validator&component=HTML5 
> Thank you,
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 21:47:58 UTC

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