I had an idea: What if there was something right on Mozilla's status bar or something that indicated when a viewing page had problems with it and/or was non-compliant in a given area. I'm not thinking so much of the "this page has errors" message, but something more like W3C's HTML tester that will tell you if it is strict/transitional HTML4, etc, or wether you've got loads of IE and/or Windows only tags & plugin dependancies. If the average user can easily see, when viewing a page, that although it might look ok to him, the website is non-compliant, they can easily complain to the webmaster. Same goes for webmasters. If they can just open up mozilla, and it already tells them if their pages are ok - isn't that a good thing? If i were a webmaster, I'd like that feature If a webpage's non-compliance is made more visible to the end user (in an non- annoying way), it will only help bring the standards issues to the forefront.
Wow, great idea, but not sure if this is feasible. Sending to ekrock and rickg for thoughts.
Actually, it's for real -- and we can do it technically. Recently, we switched viewsource over to being an XML application. One advantage is that we can easily embed other information, like errors, into the markup that is displayed only in the viewsource window. It's always been a "wouldn't this be cool" kind of feature. The hard part is detecting all the errors, and it just so happens that our DTD's already do that.
Putting out on M20 for now to get off rickg's blank TM list.
See also bug 6211.
REMIND is deprecated.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6211 ***