Re: RFS/RFC: wdg-offline-validator
>>>>> "Guy" == Guy Hulbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Guy> On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 11:04 +0100, David Bremner wrote:
>> This is part of the orphaned wdg-html-validator package
>> containing the command line validator. It consists of a single
>> 714 line perl script. The real benefit of having a debian
>> package is that the script is patched to use a sgml validator
>> and dtd's already in debian, and depends on these so it is easy
>> to install a working validator the "debian way".
Guy> If the "debian way" is to package single perl scripts, then
Guy> everyone will start moving back to redhat.
If you like, think of it as an almost-virtual package so that the user
who knows they want to check the syntax of an html file installs
the tools in debian to do it, along with a simple front end,
rather then trying to understand a hint like
SP_CHARSET_FIXED=YES SP_ENCODING=XML nsgmls -s -wxml index.html
from a mailing list (thanks to Ben Hutchings for that) and eventually
installing the same packages.
Anyway, if you're not convinced, fair enough. I agree it is a
borderline case, but it is the piece of the orphaned
wdg-html-validator package that has no equivalent in Debian.