From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-03 16:01:56
At 01:52 PM 2/2/2002, Jeff Garland wrote:
>> Very few changes were needed to fix the pages I looked at. I'd like to
>> suggest that HTML that's part of the Boost project be valid, and to
>> recommend this easy-to-use service as a way to check. The page
>> <http://validator.w3.org/file-upload.html> lets you validate files from
>> local machine.
>If really motivated, someone also might take to running html-tidy as part
>build or release process. It has ports lots of platforms. At a minimum
>would be wise for developers to consider using it.
I tried tidy some time ago. The details escape me, but I remember that it
had serious problems for general use on boost files, to the point it scared
me so badly I quickly deleted it from my system.
If someone else wants to try it, and report on how it could be used
successfully at Boost, that would be a help. Do remember that Boost
authors use a wide variety of approaches to writing and maintaining
HTML. Thus any wholesale changes have to be checked with individual
authors to make sure any changes don't make the HTML incompatible with
their own tools and ways of doing things.
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