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Re: W3 HTML Validator and beyond : Suggestion

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 12:49:39 +0100
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2FB42C51-D817-46A3-BFFE-D80930D056D7@dorward.me.uk>
To: <hayk@webdivisor.com> <hayk@webdivisor.com>
On 5 Sep 2009, at 02:19, <hayk@webdivisor.com> <hayk@webdivisor.com>  

> I have seen many valid websites become invalid, all because of a  
> JavaScript add-on or a tangled up server side language which  
> generates the HTML for you and so forth.
> That being the case, I would like to offer the following suggestions:
> If the W3 Validation services could include a new option:  “Ignore  
> these kind of errors.”

How could the validator distinguish from an error in the document  
caused by an error on the part of an author and an error in the  
document caused by third party code? There is no clue in the source as  
to what produced a particular part of a document.

David Dorward

Received on Monday, 7 September 2009 11:50:26 UTC

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