Re: HTML checker and specification (Peter Flynn)
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 12:07:56 EDT
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From: (Peter Flynn)
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Subject: Re: HTML checker and specification
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> As a result of my confusion over what constitutes "legal" HTML, I
> have started doing a bit of work on a HTML checker (working as a CGI
> script) - that is a program that checks the HTML, and *not* the links
> (the job of html-analyzer). I don't think that I'm the only one who
> has had problems putting together "legal" HTML, for example the NCSA
> Mosaic home page does not use the <HEAD> and <BODY> elements. 

Why in goddess' name is anyone bothering to reinvent this wheel
when there are plenty of perfectly good working SGML parsers around?

It must be all of 10 mins work to ftp a copy of sgmls for example,
and run it over the SGML declaration and DTD followed by whatever file
you are checking.