Automatic Standards Compliance Indication

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 6211

Status

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Core
Layout
P3
enhancement
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 6211
18 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: james_keller, Assigned: rickg)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
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.

Updated

18 years ago
Assignee: leger → rickg
Component: Browser-General → Layout
QA Contact: leger → gerardok

Comment 1

18 years ago
Wow, great idea, but not sure if this is feasible.  Sending to ekrock and rickg
for thoughts.
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → REMIND
(Assignee)

Comment 2

18 years ago
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.

Updated

18 years ago
Target Milestone: M20

Comment 3

18 years ago
Putting out on M20 for now to get off rickg's blank TM list.
See also bug 6211.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
REMIND is deprecated.
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: REMIND → ---

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6211 ***
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
VERIFIED DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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