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RE: HTML Validator and CythiaSays


From: Karl Groves
Date: Oct 27, 2003 6:50AM

As Jukka already pointed out, the CSE "validator" is not a validator, it is a linter.
It also has a bad habit of displaying false warnings.

Validation for validation's sake is a pointless exercise. Its kind of like someone putting "table" as their table summary because Bobby tells them they need a table summary. ;-)

Submitting a page through a validator should be part of a process of quality assurance - i.e. checking to see if you've forgotten anything, messed up your nesting, misspelled an element or attribute, etc. For these purposes, the W3C or WDG validators are just fine.

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-----Original Message-----
From: John Britsios [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 7:45 PM
Subject: HTML Validator and CythiaSays


Watching the discussion here, I though to make my comments.

I use the CSE HTML P