New package: HTML-check : An HTML validation suite
While I was at UMASS, I had written a perl CGI script that
set up a form allowing people to nput either a URL or a HTML snippet,
select the DTD (html 2.0, 3.0, 3.2, or IE or Mozilla), level of
strictness, verbosity of output etc [just like webtechs], and used
nsgmls, perlsgml, CGI-modules, and sgml-data to produce results of
running a validation suite on the HTML in question (complete with
links to the definition and explanation of the tags).
Now that the infrastructure is present in Debian, I could port
my validation suite and package it to debian. However, it does
involve significant work (espescially providing element description
files for the new DTD files Susan has so diligently dug up ;-), so
I'd like to ask people whether this is a worthwhile package to have.
Not that you can already validate HTML on your machine if you
have sp installed, my package will just be the CGI implementation.
(Of course, I should really be working on the package ordering
When one notices the mistakes of others and is always finding fault with
them, the inflow of one's thoughts just increases and one is a long way
from the cessation of this influx.
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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