Lou Burnard writes:
> |>Anyone know of a site that will validate remotely like the W3 HTML
> |>markup checker http://validator.w3.org ?
> There used to be such a service on the OTA pages, and we could (I suppose) add one to the new TEi pages. But....
> 1. What dtd would you expect us to use to validate it?
whatever they put in the DOCTYPE?
> 2. SGML or XML?
if the file starts <?xml, its XML, otherwise SGML
> 3. What entities?
whatever is in the DTD
but I agree, its a doomed exercise, unless its simply a TEI Lite
validator; and that seems to me a depressing idea, because it promotes
the idea that Lite is `standard'
> Is it really so hard for people to get hold of a quick fast validating
> parser like rxp or sp ?
or the one in XMetal, or xerxes, etc etc (assuming XML)
> Hey, I believe you can even get an xml parser
> that works from Microslop these days...
very good it is too
I can see a more convincing argument for a TEI Consortium "TEI Health
Checker", which takes valid TEI XML files (with their DTD), and makes
a report on things beyond what a DTD can validate.